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paratransit

[par-uh-tran-sit, -zit] /ˌpær əˈtræn sɪt, -zɪt/
noun
1.
public or group transportation, as by automobile, van, or minibus, organized to relieve the congestion of mass transportation.
Origin of paratransit
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75; para-1 + transit
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Contemporary definitions for paratransit
noun

a parent or someone who plays the role of a parent

Examples

My parental unit is after me again about staying on the phone too long.

Usage Note

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Word Origin and History for paratransit
n.

also para-transit, 1973, from para- (1) + transit.

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