paragraph Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “paragraph” in the English Dictionary

"paragraph" in British English

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paragraphnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpær.ə.ɡrɑːf/  us   /ˈper.ə.ɡræf/ (written abbreviation para)
B1 a ​shortpart of a ​text, consisting of at least one ​sentence and ​beginning on a new ​line. It usually ​deals with a ​singleevent, ​description, ​idea, etc.
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(Definition of paragraph from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"paragraph" in American English

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paragraphnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpær·əˌɡræf/ (abbreviation par.)
a ​shortpart of a ​text that ​begins on a new ​line and consists of one or more ​sentencesdealing with a ​singleidea
(Definition of paragraph from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"paragraph" in Business English

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paragraphnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpærəɡrɑːf/  us   /ˈpærəɡræf/ ( written abbreviation para)
one of the ​parts that a ​piece of writing is ​divided into, consisting of one or more sentences and beginning on a new ​line: What ​ideas is the ​authortrying to ​express in the first paragraph?the opening/closing/introductory paragraph The ​closing paragraph of the ​article is not very convincing.
(Definition of paragraph from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “paragraph”
in Korean 문단…
in Arabic فَقَرة…
in Malaysian perenggan…
in French paragraphe…
in Russian абзац…
in Chinese (Traditional) (文章的)段,段落…
in Italian paragrafo, capoverso…
in Turkish paragraf…
in Polish akapit…
in Spanish párrafo…
in Vietnamese đoạn văn…
in Portuguese parágrafo…
in Thai ย่อหน้า…
in German der Abschnitt, der Paragraph…
in Catalan paràgraf…
in Japanese 段落, パラグラフ…
in Chinese (Simplified) (文章的)段,段落…
in Indonesian paragraf…
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