ultra-


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ultra-

pref.
1. Beyond; on the other side of: ultraviolet.
2. Beyond the range, scope, or limit of: ultrasonic.
3. Far beyond the normal or proper degree of: ultraconservative.

[Latin ultrā-, from ultrā, beyond; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

ultra-

prefix
1. beyond or surpassing a specified extent, range, or limit: ultramicroscopic.
2. extreme or extremely: ultramodern.
[from Latin ultrā beyond; see ultra]

ul•tra

(ˈʌl trə)

adj., n., pl. -tras. adj.
1. going beyond what is usual or ordinary; excessive; extreme.
n.
2. an extremist, as in politics, religion, or fashion.
[1815–25; independent use of ultra-]

ultra-

a prefix occurring orig. in loanwords from Latin, with the basic meaning “on the far side of, beyond.” In relation to the base to which it is prefixed, ultra- has the senses “located beyond, on the far side of” (ultramontane; ultraviolet), “carrying to the furthest degree possible, on the fringe of” (ultraleft; ultramodern), “extremely” (ultralight); nouns to which it is added denote objects, properties, etc., that surpass customary norms, or instruments designed to produce or deal with such things (ultramicroscope; ultrasound; ultrastructure).
[< Latin ultrā (adv. and preposition) on the far side (of), beyond]
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ultra-

prefix extremely, excessively, fanatically, radically, rabidly, immoderately an ultra-ambitious executive
Translations

ultra-

[ˈʌltrə-] prefixultra-
ultra-modern → ultramoderne
ultra-ambitious → hyperambitieux/euse

ultra-

prefultra-;
ultraconservative
adjerzkonservativ, ultrakonservativ
ultrafashionable
adjultramodern, supermodisch
ultrahigh frequency
nUltrahochfrequenz f
ultra-left-wing
adj (Pol) → ultralinke(r, s)
ultralight
adj materials etcultraleicht
n (Aviat) → Ultraleichtflugzeug nt
ultramarine
nUltramarin nt
adjultramarin(blau)
ultramodern
adjultra- or hypermodern
ultramontane
adj (Eccl) → ultramontan
ultra-right-wing
adj (Pol) → ultrarechte(r, s)
ultrashort wave
ultrasound
nUltraschall m; (= scan)Ultraschalluntersuchung f
ultrasound picture
nUltraschallbild ntor -aufnahme f
ultrasound scan
untrasound scanner
ultraviolet
adjultraviolett; ultra- treatmentUltraviolettbestrahlung f

ultra-

(altrə)
1. beyond, as in ultraviolet.
2. very or excessively. He's ultra-cautious when he drives a car.
References in classic literature ?
The soft and tender product of ultra- civilization, or her bestial prototype of a hundred thousand years before her?