The definition of a paragraph is a clear section of a written or printed work that contains one thought and normally begins on a new line.(noun)
An example of paragraph is the first section of a book's first chapter.
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Origin: MFr paragraphe < OFr < ML paragraphus, orig., sign marking separation of parts, as of a chapter < Gr paragraphos < para-, beside (see para-) + graphein, to write (see graphic)
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Origin: Middle English paragraf
Origin: , from Old French paragrafe
Origin: , from Medieval Latin paragraphus
Origin: , from Greek paragraphos, line showing a break in sense or a change of speakers in a dialogue
Origin: , from paragraphein, to write beside
Origin: : para-, beside; see para-1
Origin: + graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.
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