Definition of contra- combining form from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    contra-

     combining form
    combining form
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒntrə//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːntrə//
     
     
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  1. 1(in nouns, verbs and adjectives) against; opposite contraflow contradict
  2. 2(in nouns) (music) having a pitch an octave below a contrabassoon
  3. Word Originfrom Latin contra ‘against’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: contra-

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