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Related to paragraph: topic sentence
1. A distinct division of written or printed matter that begins on a new, usually indented line, consists of one or more sentences, and typically deals with a single thought or topic or quotes one speaker's continuous words.
2. A mark ( ¶ ) used to indicate where a new paragraph should begin or to serve as a reference mark.
3. A brief article, notice, or announcement, as in a newspaper.
tr.v. par·a·graphed, par·a·graph·ing, par·a·graphs
To divide or arrange into paragraphs.
[Middle English paragraf, from Old French paragrafe, from Medieval Latin paragraphus, from Greek paragraphos, line showing a break in sense or a change of speakers in a dialogue, from paragraphein, to write beside : para-, beside; see para-1 + graphein, to write; see gerbh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
par′a·graph′ic, par′a·graph′i·cal adj.
1. (Linguistics) (in a piece of writing) one of a series of subsections each usually devoted to one idea and each usually marked by the beginning of a new line, indentation, increased interlinear space, etc
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the character ¶, used as a reference mark or to indicate the beginning of a new paragraph
3. (Journalism & Publishing) a short article in a newspaper
4. (Linguistics) to form into paragraphs
5. (Journalism & Publishing) to express or report in a paragraph
[C16: from Medieval Latin paragraphus, from Greek paragraphos line drawing attention to part of a text, from paragraphein to write beside, from para-1 + graphein to write]
paragraphic, ˌparaˈgraphical adj
par•a•graph(ˈpær əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf)
1. a distinct portion of written or printed matter dealing with a particular idea, beginning on a new line that is usu. indented.
3. a brief article or notice, as in a newspaper.v.t.
4. to divide into paragraphs.
5. to write or publish paragraphs about.
par`a•graph′ic (-ˈgræf ɪk) adj.
Past participle: paragraphed
A distinct part of a text, usually marked by beginning on a new, indented, line.
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|Noun||1.||paragraph - one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new indented line|
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
|Verb||1.||paragraph - divide into paragraphs, as of text; "This story is well paragraphed"|
|2.||paragraph - write about in a paragraph; "All her friends were paragraphed in last Monday's paper"|
|3.||paragraph - write paragraphs; work as a paragrapher|
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
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