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extra

[ ek-struh ]
/ ˈɛk strə /
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adjective
noun
adverb
in excess of the usual or specified amount: an extra high price.
beyond the ordinary degree; unusually; uncommonly: done extra well; extra large.
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Origin of extra

First recorded in 1770–80; by shortening of extraordinary

Other definitions for extra (2 of 2)

extra-

a prefix meaning “outside,” “beyond,” freely used as an English formative:extrajudicial; extraterritorial; extra-atmospheric.
Also extro-.

Origin of extra-

<Latin, combining form of extrā (adv. and preposition) outside (of), without
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British Dictionary definitions for extra (1 of 2)

extra
/ (ˈɛkstrə) /

adjective
being more than what is usual or expected; additional
noun
adverb
unusually; exceptionallyan extra fast car

Word Origin for extra

C18: perhaps shortened from extraordinary

British Dictionary definitions for extra (2 of 2)

extra-

prefix
outside or beyond an area or scopeextrasensory; extraterritorial

Word Origin for extra-

from Latin extrā outside, beyond, changed from extera, from exterus outward
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Medical definitions for extra

extra-

pref.
Outside; beyond:extracellular.
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