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Pará British & World 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

para1 British & World English

A paratrooper

para2 British & World English

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

para-1 British & World English

Beside; adjacent to

para-2 British & World 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

paragraph New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

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

para-ski British & World English

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

para-aminobenzoic acid British & World English

A crystalline acid which is widely distributed in plant and animal tissue, and has been used to treat rickettsial infections

paralegal British & World English

Relating to auxiliary aspects of the law

paramedical British & World English

Relating to services and professions which supplement and support medical work but do not require a fully qualified doctor (such as nursing, radiography, emergency first aid, physiotherapy, and dietetics)

parasomnia British & World English

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

parastate British & World English

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

parasuicide British & World English

Apparent attempted suicide without the actual intention of killing oneself

paralanguage British & World English

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

paramilitary British & World English

Organized similarly to a military force

paralinguistic British & World English

Relating to or denoting paralanguage or the non-lexical elements of communication by speech

paraprofessional British & World English

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

para-acetylaminophenol in paracetamol British & World English

A synthetic compound used as a drug to relieve and reduce fever, usually taken in tablet form

ethyl para-aminobenzoate in benzocaine British & World English

A synthetic crystalline compound which is used as a local anaesthetic