ultra-

See also: ultra and ultrà

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin ultrā ("beyond").

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

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.

Usage notesEdit

  • Productive in all senses. The hyphen is included when the use is relatively unfamiliar, as in ultra-careful.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin ultrā ("beyond").

PronunciationEdit

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

PrefixEdit

ultra-

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

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ultrā (beyond).

PrefixEdit

ultra-

  1. ultra-
Last modified on 18 April 2014, at 05:12