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supra

[soo-pruh]
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adverb
  1. above, especially when used in referring to parts of a text.
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Origin of supra

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin suprā (preposition) on top of, above, exceeding, (adv.) on top, higher up; akin to super-

supra-

  1. a prefix meaning “above, over” (supraorbital) or “beyond the limits of, outside of” (supramolecular; suprasegmental).
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Origin of supra-

see origin at supra

loco supra citato

[loh-koh soo-prah ki-tah-toh; English loh-koh soo-pruh sahy-tey-toh, si-tah-toh]
adverb Latin.
  1. l.s.c.
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ubi supra

[oo-bee soo-prah; English yoo-bahy soo-pruh, -bee]
Latin.
  1. See u.s.1.
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vide supra

[wee-de soo-prah; English vahy-dee soo-pruh, vee-]
Latin.
  1. see above (used especially to refer a reader to parts of a text).
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vide ut supra

[wee-de oo t soo-prah; English vahy-dee uht soo-pruh, vee-]
Latin.
  1. see as (stated) above (used especially to refer a reader to parts of a text).
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Related Words

priorintroductorypreviousheadleadleadingforegoingforwardpioneerfrontpioneeringaforesaidantecedentanteriorbeforeerstwhileformerheretoforeotherpast

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British Dictionary definitions for supra

supra

adverb
  1. above, esp referring to earlier parts of a book etc
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Word Origin

(sense 1) C15: from Latin; related to super-

supra-

prefix
  1. over, above, beyond, or greater thansupranational; supramolecular
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Word Origin

from Latin suprā above

ubi supra

  1. where (mentioned or cited) above
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Word Origin and History for supra

supra-

word-forming element meaning "above, over, beyond, before," from Latin supra "above, over, before, beyond," in supera (parte), literally "on the upper (side)," from old fem. ablative singular of superus (adj.) "above," related to super "above, over" (see super-).

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supra in Medicine

supra-

pref.
  1. Above; over; on top of:supracostal.
  2. Greater than; transcending:supraliminal.
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