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paragraph

par·a·graph

paragraph

 
 
pronunciation:
pae r graef
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in a written article, composition, speech, or the like, a distinct section composed of one or more sentences that is related to the main point but that expresses an idea in itself and begins on a new line, usually indented.
The first paragraph of the essay introduced the topic well, but the second paragraph didn't seem to connect with it.
definition 2: a short item or notice, as in a newspaper.
There was a paragraph about the new animal shelter in yesterday's paper.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: paragraphed, paragraphing, paragraphs
definition: to divide or arrange into paragraphs.
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