ultra-

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See also: ultra and ultrà

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin ultrā ("beyond").

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ultra-

  1. Greater than normal quantity or importance, as in ultrasecret.
  2. Beyond, on the far side of, as in ultraviolet.
  3. Beyond, outside of, as in ultrasonic.
  4. Excessively, to an extreme, as in ultramicroscopic, ultra-careful.
    • 2013 May 17, George Monbiot, “Money just makes the rich suffer”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 23, page 19: 
      In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […]  The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining the ultra-wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin ultrā ("beyond").

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ultra-/, [ˈultˢʁ̥ɑˈ-], [ˈultˢʁ̥ɑˌ-]

Prefix[edit]

ultra-

  1. ultra- (beyond, on the far side of; beyond, outside of)
  2. ultra- (greater than normal quantity or importance, excessively, to an extreme)

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ultrā (beyond).

Prefix[edit]

ultra-

  1. ultra-

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ultra-

  1. ultra- (as for English)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ultra-

  1. ultra- (as for English)

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