paragraph

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From Middle French paragraphe from Latin paragraphus (sign for start of a new section of discourse) " from Ancient Greek παράγραφος (parágraphos), from παρά (pará, beside) and γράφω (gráphō, I write).

Noun[edit]

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paragraph (plural paragraphs)

  1. A passage in text that is about a different subject from the preceding text, marked by commencing on a new line, the first line sometimes being indented.
  2. (originally) A mark or note set in the margin to call attention to something in the text, such as a change of subject.

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paragraph (third-person singular simple present paragraphs, present participle paragraphing, simple past and past participle paragraphed)

  1. To sort text into paragraphs.

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