Etymology
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paraprofessional (adj.)

of persons, "performing part of a professional task but not having professional training or credentials," by 1961 in education, from para- (1) + professional (adj.). As a noun, "person without professional credentials or training to whom a part of a professional task is delegated," by 1968.

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Definitions of paraprofessional

paraprofessional (n.)
a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional;
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