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paper

2 adjective
     
Related topics: Industry
paper2 [only before noun]
1TI made of paper:
a paper bag
2 written or printed on paper:
The brochure is available in electronic and paper versions.
3

paper qualifications

SE an expression meaning documents showing that you have passed particular examinations, used specially when you think that experience and knowledge are more important:
Paper qualifications are no guide to ability.
4 existing only as an idea but not having any real value:
paper profits (=a record of the value of something, that is not real until the thing is sold)
paper promises

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