paragraph

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Borrowed 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).

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paragraph (plural paragraphs)

  1. A passage in text that starts on a new line, the first line sometimes being indented, and usually marks a change of topic.
  2. (originally) A mark or note set in the margin to call attention to something in the text, such as a change of subject.
  3. A brief article, notice, or announcement, as in a newspaper.
  4. (computing) An offset of 16 bytes in Intel memory architectures.

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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.
  2. To publish a brief article, notice, or announcement, as in a newspaper.

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