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par·a·phras·tic(păr′ə-frăs′tĭk) or par·a·phras·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
Of, relating to, or having the nature of paraphrase.
[Medieval Latin paraphrasticus, from Greek paraphrastikos, from paraphrazein, to paraphrase; see paraphrase.]
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par•a•phras•tic(ˌpær əˈfræs tɪk)
having the nature of a paraphrase.
[1615–25; < Medieval Latin paraphrasticus < Greek paraphrastikós=paraphrast(ḗs) one who paraphrases, derivative of paraphrázein to paraphrase (para- para-1 + phrázein to tell, declare) + -ikos -ic]
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|Adj.||1.||paraphrastic - altered by paraphrasing|
altered - changed in form or character without becoming something else; "the altered policy promised success"; "following an altered course we soon found ourselves back in civilization"; "he looked...with clouded eyes and with an altered manner of breathing"- Charles Dickens
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