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prefix     para- pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    beyond: used with some nouns and adjectives

    paranormal (=strange and mysterious)

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  2. 2
    giving help to professional people: used with some nouns and adjectives

    a paralegal (=someone who is trained to help a lawyer)

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  3. 3
    similar to: used with some nouns and adjectives

    a paramilitary organization (=operating like an army)

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  4. 4
    involving the use of a parachute: used with some nouns

    parasailing (=a sport in which you are pulled through the air by a boat while wearing a parachute)

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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