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 (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.]

par′a·phras′ti·cal·ly adv.
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(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]
par`a•phras′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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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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