paragraph break

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paragraph break (plural paragraph breaks)

  1. (writing systems, orthography) A place within written content representing a semantic departure where one paragraph ends and another begins; usually represented visually with at least a line break and often also with additional vertical spacing and/or a subsequent indent.
  2. (word processing, typography) A place within written content where such an orthographic break occurs; in computing, it is encoded with a hard return, which is sometimes represented visually with a pilcrow character ().

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