(physiol) sleep that appears to be deep but that is characterized by a brain wave pattern similar to that of wakefulness, rapid eye movements, and heavier breathing
paradoxical sleep n.
See REM sleep.
[par-uh-doks] /ˈpær əˌdɒks/ noun 1. a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth. 2. a self-contradictory and false proposition. 3. any person, thing, or situation exhibiting an apparently contradictory nature. 4. an opinion or statement contrary to commonly accepted opinion. /ˈpærəˌdɒks/ noun 1. a seemingly absurd or […]
[par-uh-drop] /ˈpær əˌdrɒp/ noun, verb (used with object), paradropped, paradropping. 1. . /ˈpærəˌdrɒp/ noun 1. the delivery of personnel or equipment from an aircraft by parachute
[pah-rah, pahr-ah] /pɑˈrɑ, ˈpɑr ɑ/ noun, plural paras, para. 1. a former copper coin of Turkey, the 40th part of a piaster. [pah-rah, pahr-ah] /pɑˈrɑ, ˈpɑr ɑ/ noun, plural paras, para. 1. [par-uh] /ˈpær ə/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. pertaining to or occupying two positions (1, 4) in the benzene ring that are separated by two […]
noun a teacher’s assistant, esp. one for special education or special needs; also written para-educator Word Origin para- ‘by the side of’ + educator Usage Note sometimes abbreviated para