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a distinct portion of written or printed matter dealing with a particular idea, usually beginning with an indentation on a new line.
a paragraph mark.
a note, item, or brief article, as in a newspaper.
verb (used with object)
to divide into paragraphs.
to write or publish paragraphs about, as in a newspaper.
to express in a paragraph.
(in a piece of writing) one of a series of subsections each usually devoted to one idea and each usually marked by the beginning of a new line, indentation, increased interlinear space, etc
(printing) the character ¶, used as a reference mark or to indicate the beginning of a new paragraph
a short article in a newspaper
verb (transitive)
to form into paragraphs
to express or report in a paragraph

paragraph definition

A basic unit of prose. It is usually composed of several sentences that together develop one central idea. The main sentence in a paragraph is called the topic sentence.


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