Definition of para- prefix from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    para-

     prefix
    prefix
    BrE BrE//ˈpærə//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærə//
     
    (in nouns and adjectives)
     
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  1. 1beyond paranormal
  2. 2similar to but not official or not fully qualified paramilitary a paramedic More Like This Prefixes a-, ante-, anti-, be-, co-, de-, demi-, dis-, en-, ex-, extra-, hyper-, hypo-, il-, in-, infra-, inter-, intra-, mis-, non-, off-, oft-, out-, over-, para-, post-, pre-, pro-, re-, retro-, semi-, sub-, trans-, ultra-, un-, under-, up-See worksheet.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: para-