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English definition of “paper”

paper

noun (MATERIAL)    /ˈpeɪ.pər/ US  /-pɚ/
A1 [U] thin, flat material made from crushed wood or cloth, used for writing, printing, or drawing on: a piece/sheet of paper a pack of writing paper Dictionaries are usually printed on thin paper. a paper bag This card is printed on recycled paper (= paper made from used paper). Get the idea down on paper (= write it) before you forget it. She works on paper (= writes things on paper) because she hates computers.Paper
(Definition of paper noun (MATERIAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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