Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com a prefix meaning “outside,” “beyond,” freely used as an English formative: extrajudicial; extraterritorial; extra-atmospheric. Origin of extra-
Latin, combining form of extrā (adv. and preposition) outside (of), without
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British Dictionary definitions for extra- outside or beyond an area or scope extrasensory; extraterritorial Word Origin
extrā outside, beyond, changed from extera, from exterus outward
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Word Origin and History for extra-
only recorded in classical Latin in
extraordinarius, but much used in Medieval Latin and modern formations; it represents Latin extra (adv.) "on the outside, without, except," the old fem. ablative singular of exterus "outward, outside," comparative of ex "out of" (see ex-).
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extra- Outside; beyond: extracellular.
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