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The symbol (¶).
[Alteration (influenced by crow) of Middle English pilcraft, pilcrow, paragraph, alteration (influenced by Middle English pill, to peel, make bald, and craft, skill, work, piece of work) of Old French paragrafe, pelagraphe, paragraph; see paragraph.]
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(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) typography a typographical symbol (¶) used to mark the start of a paragraph
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