Para may refer to:
*Para-, in English, is an
affixof Greek and Latin origin meaning beside, near, past, beyond or contrary
Para Dog-faced Bat, a bat species from South and Central America
Para Loga, one among the seven Logas (seven upper worlds) in Ayyavazhi mythology
Para-Ordnance, a firearms manufacturer located in Toronto, Ontario
Parapraxisor Freudian Slip(Fehlleistung) is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that is believed to be caused by the unconscious mind.
*Para-quaternions, expression from algebra in mathematics
Para Red, is a chemical dye
Pará rubber tree, often simply called rubber tree
Para Spiny Rat, a species from South America
Para-statals, state-owned corporations that play a major role in the government and economy of many countries around the world
Marattia salicina"), a fern found in New Zealand and Norfolk Island
Para isomerin chemistry, a type of arene substitution pattern
André Cordeiro, a Brazilian water polo player who is nicknamed "Pará"
*The suffix 'para' is used after a noun in
Assameseto define a village or a town. e.g. Goalpara
*A member of the
Parachute Regiment (United Kingdom)
*Para- isomers of
benzene rings have attached chemical groups separated by two unsubstituted carbon atoms
Paramedicis a first response ambulance crew member.
Paralympicsare the international games for disabled athletes.
Philippine Amateur Radio Association
*Pan American Rugby Association
PARA Pan American Championship, the major international rugby tournament held in the Americas, organized by the Pan American Rugby Association
Peoples Action for Rural Awakening
Para abajo, a dance movement in salsa
Para-balloon, a tool for games or a series of games around this tools
Para Handy, the anglicized Gaelic nickname of the fictional character Peter Macfarlane, a character created by the journalist and writer Neil Munro
The Tales of Para Handy, a Scottish television series
Para Para, a popular Japanese solo dance
Para Para Paradise, a video series, showing various dancers doing Para Para
Para Toda Vida(2001), an album by The New Amsterdams
Para Draine(born 1972), American female boxer
Grão-Pará, was one of the two Portuguese vice-kingdoms in South America
Pará, one of the states of Brazil
Para District, a district in the north of Suriname (country in South America)
Pará River(Portuguese: Rio Pará), the southern arm of the mouth of the Amazon River
North Para River, through the Barossa Valley in South Australia
South Para River, South Australia
South Para Reservoir, the second largest reservoir in South Australia
Electoral district of Little Para, an electorate for the South Australian Legislative Assembly
Little Para River, through Salisbury in South Australia
Little Para Reservoir
Para, Puruliais a town, community development bloc and assembly constituency in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal
La Para, a summit in the Swiss Alps
Para (currency), various currency units
*Para means "money" in Turkish and other languages influenced by Turkish in their history (including Serbian and Bulgarian)
**Para was a subunit of Ottoman currency
**Para was Fraction|1|40 of the
**Para is Fraction|1|100 of the
Yugoslav dinarand Serbian dinar
**Para was Fraction|1|100 of the
;In other languages
*"Para" means "money" in Turkish
*"Para" means "daynight; 24 hours; circadia" in Lithuanian (no equivalent in English!)
*"Para" is short for
*"Para" means "stop" in Portuguese and Spanish
*"Para" in Bengali, a word which means a neighbourhood or locality
*"Para" is a
prepositionin Portuguese and Spanish meaning "for,"
*"Para" means "
cow" in Hebrew
*"Para" means "pair/couple" in Russian and Polish
*"Para" means "steam/vapor" in Polish, Slovak, Serbian, Bulgarian
*"Para" is the term for a Fraction|1|30 portion of the
Qur'anin Urdu, Hindi, and Persian (the equivalent Arabic term is جزء, " juz'", "part")
Shakti(Sanskrit,) "the great or supreme or light or heat force" [Helena Petrona Blavatsky (1893 - 1897), "The Secret Doctrine", London Theosophical Pub. House, 1893-97, ISBN 0-900-588-74-8] .
Para Tattva, a Sanskrit phrase meaning “Supreme Truth"
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