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3 definitions found
 for Para-
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Para- \Par"a-\ [Gr. para` beside; prob. akin to E. for- in
     forgive. Cf. For-.]
     1. A prefix signifying alongside of, beside, beyond, against,
        amiss; as parable, literally, a placing beside; paradox,
        that which is contrary to opinion; parachronism.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Chem.) A prefix denoting:
        (a) Likeness, similarity, or connection, or that the
            substance resembles, but is distinct from, that to the
            name of which it is prefixed; as paraldehyde,
            paraconine, etc.; also, an isomeric modification.
        (b) Specifically: (Organ. Chem.) That two groups or
            radicals substituted in the benzene nucleus are
            opposite, or in the respective positions 1 and 4; 2
            and 5; or 3 and 6, as paraxylene; paroxybenzoic acid.
            Cf. Ortho-, and Meta-. Also used adjectively.
            [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Para \Pa*ra"\, n. [Turk., fr. Per. p[=a]rah a piece.]
     A piece of Turkish money, usually copper, the fortieth part
     of a piaster, or about one ninth of a cent.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Par'a \Pa*r['a]"\, n.
     1. The southern arm of the Amazon in Brazil; also, a seaport
        on this arm.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     2. Short for Par['a] rubber.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Para-anaesthesia

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