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Ultra vs. Infra

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Ultraadjective

Extreme; far beyond the norm; fanatical; uncompromising.

‘an ultra reformer; ultra measures’;

Infraadverb

(legal) Used to refer to something discussed later.

Ultranoun

An ultraroyalist in France.

Infranoun

Infrastructure.

Ultranoun

An extremist.

Infraadverb

Below; beneath; under; after; - often used as a prefix.

Ultranoun

(soccer) An especially devoted football fan, typically associated with the intimidating use of extremist slogans, pyrotechnics and sometimes hooligan violence.

Infraadverb

(in writing) see below;

‘vide infra’;

Ultranoun

(athletics) An ultramarathon.

Ultranoun

(climbing) An ultra-prominent peak.

Ultranoun

Code name used by British codebreakers during World War 2 for decrypted information gained from the enemy.

Ultraadjective

Going beyond others, or beyond due limit; extreme; fanatical; uncompromising; as, an ultra reformer; ultra measures.

Ultranoun

One who advocates extreme measures; an ultraist; an extremist; a radical.

Ultraadjective

(used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm;

‘extremist political views’; ‘radical opinions on education’; ‘an ultra conservative’;

Ultranoun

an extremist

‘ultras in the animal rights movement’;

Ultranoun

short for ultramarathon

‘the best way to tackle an ultra is to divide the race into manageable chunks’;

Ultra

Ultra was the designation adopted by British military intelligence in June 1941 for wartime signals intelligence obtained by breaking high-level encrypted enemy radio and teleprinter communications at the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) at Bletchley Park. Ultra eventually became the standard designation among the western Allies for all such intelligence.

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