Definition of Paralympic in English:

Paralympic

Line breaks: Para|lym¦pic
Pronunciation: /ˌparəˈlɪmpɪk
 
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adjective

  • Relating to the Paralympic Games: on Tuesday more than 200 Paralympic athletes from 50 nations will battle it out in track and field events
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    • In the Paralympics, athletes are classified according to type and degree of category, and the system of categories is known to be open to errors.
    • The Paralympics classify athletes based on ability and severity of their physical handicap.
    • The trials in February are to identify those riders who have potential to compete in the Paralympics.

Origin

1950s: blend of paraplegic (see paraplegia) and Olympic.

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