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parallelism similarity; resemblance; agreement. [3 definitions]
parallelogram a four-sided plane figure that has opposite sides parallel and equal to each other.
paralogism faulty reasoning; illogical argument.
paralyse a spelling of paralyze used in Canada and Britain. See paralyze for more information.
paralysis partial or complete loss of sensation or the ability to move in a body part, caused by injury or disease of the nervous system. [2 definitions]
paralysis agitans see Parkinson's disease.
paralytic one who is paralyzed. [3 definitions]
paralyze to render partly or completely unable to move or feel sensations, as by an injury or disease. [2 definitions]
paramagnet a material that is weakly attracted by an externally applied magnetic field and forms an induced magnetic field in the direction of the applied field.
paramagnetic relating to or being a material that is weakly attracted by an externally applied magnetic field and forms an induced magnetic field in the direction of the applied field.
Paramaribo the seaport capital of Suriname.
paramecium any of several one-celled protozoans that move by means of cilia and have a large oral groove.
paramedic one who is trained to work as a doctor's assistant or as a provider of emergency medical care.
paramedical of or indicating the work of auxiliary medical personnel such as nurses' aides, paramedics, or laboratory technicians.
parameter any of a set of specifications or limits, the value or variations of which determine the form or behavior of something. [3 definitions]
paramilitary of or concerning a group that has a military structure and purpose but is not part of a nation's armed forces.
paramnesia in psychiatry, a distortion of memory in which factual and imagined events become confused.
paramorphism change in the structure of a mineral without any change in its chemical composition.
paramount foremost in importance, power, or the like; chief. [2 definitions]
paramour a lover, esp. one in an adulterous affair.
Paraná a major river in South America originating in Brazil and flowing mostly south, forming the border between Paraguay and Argentina and eventually merging with the Uruguay River to form the Río de la Plata.