Paralympic Games

[par-uh-lim-pik, par-]

plural noun

an international competition for physically disabled athletes.

Also called Par·a·lym·pics.
Related formsPar·a·lym·pi·an, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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pl n

the Paralympics a sporting event, modelled on the Olympic Games, held solely for disabled competitorsAlso known as: the Parallel Olympics

Word Origin for Paralympics

C20: parallel + Olympics
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