Definition of paragraph noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

paragraph

 noun
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NAmE//ˈpærəˌɡræf//
 
(abbreviation par., para.)
 
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a section of a piece of writing, usually consisting of several sentences dealing with a single subject. The first sentence of a paragraph starts on a new line an opening/introductory paragraph Write a paragraph on each of the topics given below. See paragraph 15 of the handbook.
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