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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: Medieval Latin, from Greek, from paragraphein 'to write beside'

paragraph

noun
     
Related topics: Literature, Linguistics
par‧a‧graph S3 W3 [countable]
ALSL part of a piece of writing which starts on a new line and contains at least one sentence:
the opening paragraphs of the novel
paragraph verb [transitive]

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