• WordNet 3.6
    • n Para port city in northern Brazil in the Amazon delta; main port and commercial center for the Amazon River basin
    • n Para an estuary in northern Brazil into which the Tocantins River flows
    • n para a soldier in the paratroops
    • n para 100 para equal 1 dinar in Yugoslavia
    • n para (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered "the parity of the mother must be considered","a bipara is a woman who has given birth to two children"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Para A piece of Turkish money, usually copper, the fortieth part of a piaster, or about one ninth of a cent.
    • Pará Short for Pará rubber.
    • Pará The southern arm of the Amazon in Brazil; also, a seaport on this arm.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n para A coin of the Turkish dominions, struck in silver and in copper, and current from the end of the seventeenth century. The modern para is of copper, and is the fortieth part of the piaster, the latter being worth about 4.4 United States cents.
    • n para (pä′ rä). In the East Indies, a measure of capacity (at Bombay 3⅓ bushels); also, a measure of weight (at Ceylon from 30 to 50 pounds, according to the commodity, as coffee, pepper, rice, etc.).
    • n para A prefix of Greek origin, meaning ‘from beside,’ ‘beside,’ ‘near,’ ‘by,’ etc. See etymology. It often denotes correspondence of parts, It is used in the formation of new scientific terms, but is not regarded as an established formative in English. In chemistry the prefix signifies close relation, as in paraldehyde, a polymer of aldehyde, or that a compound is formed from benzene by substituting other elements or radicals for two hydrogen atoms in the benzene ring, and that these atoms have an opposite position in the ring. (See ortho- and meta-.) In biology it indicates comparison with something else, yet a distinctness or difference therefrom in one of many or various ways. In pathology it signifies a condition differing in quality from normal.
    • n para A copper coin of Servia (one centime).
    • n para An abbreviation of Paraguay.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Para pa-rä′ a coin of copper, silver, or mixed metal in use in Turkey and Egypt, the 40th part of a piastre, and worth about 1⁄18th of a penny in Turkey and 1⁄16th in Egypt.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Turk., fr. Per. pārah, a piece


In literature:

They touch at Para, Bahia, and other ports.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
The part beyond the influence of river floods depends largely on the Khanwah and Sohag Para inundation Canals.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
It is often seen in the houses at Para, and when treated kindly becomes very tame and familiar.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
A minute Turkish coin in accounts, of which three go to a para.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Lily recognized Para, who used to exhibit a troupe of parrots; somebody had put her "in his show," no doubt, the Para-Paras, a new turn.
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
The Para Rubber, referred to above, constitutes one of the greatest riches of the Malay agricultural industry.
"My Friends the Savages" by Giovanni Battista Cerruti
He would probably use the passwords and demand the grace of The Master of sub-deputies in the State of Para.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
Just what do you mean by a para?
"The Hate Disease" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Cursos de Ensenanza para las Escuelas Publicas de las Islas Filipinas.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
The 1/40 of a piastre is popularly called a para and the native population generally reckon in paras.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various

In poetry:

Thus chanted the Parae;
The old man, the banish'd,
In gloomy vault lying,
Their song overheareth,
Sons, grandsons remembereth,
And shaketh his head.
"From Iphigenia In Tauris" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In news:

Beana's Para Siempre review: Dining room decorations are a big part of the charm at Beana's in Rahway.
Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger Shrimp, onions and peppers can be wrapped in tortillas to make shrimp fajitas at Beana's Para Siempre in Rahway.
Para Regretfully Tells Students, 'You Are on Your Own'.
Lowe's Teams Up with PARA Paints.
Lowe's Companies Inc and Toronto-based PARA Paints have announced a strategic alliance to bring the Canadian paint brand to all Lowe's retail stores in Canada by mid-April.
Para-glider Lands on Soccer Player Be.
(l-r) Tracy Spiridakos as Charlie Matheson, Billy Burke as Miles Matheson, Daniella Alonso as Nora, Paras Patel as Albert.
Posts Tagged 'Pensacola Para Con .
Posts Tagged 'Pensacola Para Con. News that Matters.
My mom works as a para-educator for the North Thurston Public School District.
DART First State statewide services, both fixed route and para-transit, will not operate on Thanksgiving Day.
Chisme y llorando para La Diva de la Banda Jenni Rivera.
Fantasia para una Gentilhombre ("Fantasy for a Gentleman").
Over the last four days, para-equestrian dressage athletes have had the opportunity to place their best foot forward in the Greenwich Park arena at the Paralympic Games.
Skeptics and believers can unite at the Pensacola Para Con where you can tour the haunted streets of Pensacola, meet paranormal celebrities and check out ghost hunting equipment.

In science:

En general, para geometr´ıas no-Euclideanas tenemos α + β + γ 6= π .
Aproximacion Discreta de la Relatividad General
Para probar el anterior teorema sean a y b dos trayectorias.
Aproximacion Discreta de la Relatividad General
Para ello sea T (s, t) la funci´on de deformaci´on que lleva v en u.
Aproximacion Discreta de la Relatividad General
Para realizar la transici´on del Espacio Esqueleto a una variedad Diferenciable incrementaremos la densidad ρ de Huesos manteniendo el producto ρε como una funci´on suave, tal como se describi´o anteriormente.
Aproximacion Discreta de la Relatividad General
Para medir la curvatura de la variedad transportamos paralelamente un vector A alrededor de un peque˜no aro de area Σ y normal unitaria bn.
Aproximacion Discreta de la Relatividad General