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para1 US English

A paratrooper

para2 US English

A monetary unit of Serbia, equal to one hundredth of a dinar

Pará US English

A state in northern Brazil, on the Atlantic coast at the delta of the Amazon; capital, Belém. It is a region of dense rainforest

para-1 US English

Beside; adjacent to

para-2 US English

Denoting something that protects or wards off

para New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

monetary unit of Bosnia–Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Serbia

Pará New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

state in northern Brazil

par. US English

Paragraph

para. in par. US English

Paragraph

paragraph New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

distinct section of a text, indicated by a new line, indentation, or numbering

para-ski US English

Jump from an aircraft by parachute and ski from the landing place, as a sport or race

para-aminobenzoic acid US English

A crystalline acid that is widely distributed in plant and animal tissue. It has been used to treat rickettsial infections and is widely used in suntan lotions and sunscreens to absorb ultraviolet light

paralegal US English

A person trained in subsidiary legal matters but not fully qualified as a lawyer

paramedical US English

Of or relating to services and professions that supplement and support medical work but do not require a fully qualified physician (such as nursing, radiography, emergency first aid, physical therapy, and dietetics)

parasomnia US English

A disorder characterized by abnormal or unusual behavior of the nervous system during sleep

parastate US English

A region that seeks or claims but does not have the status of a recognized independent state

parasuicide US English

Apparent attempted suicide without the actual intention of killing oneself

paralanguage US English

The nonlexical component of communication by speech, for example intonation, pitch and speed of speaking, hesitation noises, gesture, and facial expression

paramilitary US English

(Of an unofficial force) organized similarly to a military force

paralinguistic US English

Of, relating to, or denoting paralanguage or the nonlexical elements of communication by speech

paraprofessional US English

A person to whom a particular aspect of a professional task is delegated but who is not licensed to practice as a fully qualified professional