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Paralympic Games

[par-uh-lim-pik, par-]
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plural noun
  1. an international competition for physically disabled athletes.
Also called Par·a·lym·pics.
Related formsPar·a·lym·pi·an, noun, adjective
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pl n
  1. the Paralympics a sporting event, modelled on the Olympic Games, held solely for disabled competitorsAlso known as: the Parallel Olympics

Word Origin

C20: parallel + Olympics
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