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 History of this Word

"ultra" (beyond), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, "ultra" is a word added to another word to make a new word

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grammar is modifier

"ultra-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "beyond" or "to a high degree" modifies meaning of the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

ultra- illustration Highlights include a worthy collection of ultramodern painting and sculpture.
ultra- illustration This directory contains listing of companies dealing in ultrasonic cleaners.