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Paralympic Games

[par-uh-lim-pik, par-] /ˈpær əˈlɪm pɪk, ˌpær-/
plural noun
an international competition for physically disabled athletes.
Also called Paralympics.
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Paralympian, noun, adjective Unabridged
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plural noun
the Paralympics, a sporting event, modelled on the Olympic Games, held solely for disabled competitors Also known as the Parallel Olympics
Word Origin
C20: parallel + Olympics
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