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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Paragraph  \Par"a*graph\,  n.  [F.  paragraphe,  LL  paragraphus  fr 
  Gr  para`grafos  (sc.  grammh`)  a  line  or  stroke  drawn  in  the 
  margin,  fr  paragra`fein  to  write  beside;  para`  beside  + 
  gra`fein  to  write.  See  {Para-},  and  {Graphic},  and  cf 
  {Paraph}.] 
  1.  Originally,  a  marginal  mark  or  note,  set  in  the  margin  to 
  call  attention  to  something  in  the  text,  e.  g.,  a  change 
  of  subject;  now  the  character  [para],  commonly  used  in 
  the  text  as  a  reference  mark  to  a  footnote,  or  to  indicate 
  the  place  of  a  division  into  sections. 
 
  Note:  This  character  is  merely  a  modification  of  a  capital  P 
  (the  initial  of  the  word  paragraph),  the  letter  being 
  reversed,  and  the  black  part  made  white  and  the  white 
  part  black  for  the  sake  of  distinctiveness. 
 
  2.  A  distinct  part  of  a  discourse  or  writing;  any  section  or 
  subdivision  of  a  writing  or  chapter  which  relates  to  a 
  particular  point,  whether  consisting  of  one  or  many 
  sentences.  The  division  is  sometimes  noted  by  the  mark  ?, 
  but  usually,  by  beginning  the  first  sentence  of  the 
  paragraph  on  a  new  line  and  at  more  than  the  usual 
  distance  from  the  margin. 
 
  3.  A  brief  composition  complete  in  one  typographical  section 
  or  paragraph;  an  item,  remark,  or  quotation  comprised  in  a 
  few  lines  forming  one  paragraph;  as  a  column  of  news 
  paragraphs;  an  editorial  paragraph. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Paragraph  \Par"a*graph\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Paragraphed};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Paragraphing}.] 
  1.  To  divide  into  paragraphs;  to  mark  with  the  character 
  [para]. 
 
  2.  To  express  in  the  compass  of  a  paragraph;  as  to  paragraph 
  an  article. 
 
  3.  To  mention  in  a  paragraph  or  paragraphs 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  paragraph 
  n  :  one  of  several  distinct  subdivisions  of  a  text  intended  to 
  separate  ideas;  the  beginning  is  usually  marked  by  a  new 
  indented  line 
  v  1:  divide  into  paragraphs,  as  of  text:  "This  story  is  well 
  paragraphed" 
  2:  write  about  in  a  paragraph;  "All  her  friends  were 
  paragraphed  n  last  Monday's  paper" 
  3:  write  paragraphs;  work  as  a  paragrapher 




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