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English definition of “paper”

paper

noun (DOCUMENT)    /ˈpeɪ.pər/ US  /-pɚ/
B1 [C] a newspaper : a daily / weekly / local / national paper The photo was on the front page of all the papers.Newspapers and magazines papers [plural] official documents , especially ones that show who you are: The border guards stopped me and asked to see my papers.Official documentsIdentifying A2 [C] UK a set of printed questions in an exam : Candidates must answer two questions from each paper. The geography paper is not till next week .Exams, tests and exercises C2 [C] a piece of writing on a particular subject written by an expert and usually published in a book or journal , or read aloud to other people : He's giving a paper on thermodynamics at a conference at Manchester University .Papers and compositions B1 [C] US for essay noun: Mr Jones thought my history paper was terrific .Papers and compositions
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