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paper

noun
 
 
/ˈpeɪpər/
MATERIAL [U] A1 thin, flat material used for writing on, covering things in, etc: a piece/sheet of paperPaper
NEWSPAPER [C] B1 a newspaper: I buy a paper every morning.Newspapers and magazines
EXAM [C] UK A2 an examination: Candidates must answer two questions from each paper.Exams, tests and exercises
WRITING [C] a piece of writing about a particular subject written by someone who has been studying that subject: She's just published a paper on language acquisition. →  See also blotting paper , carbon paper , toilet paper , White Paper , wrapping paper Papers and compositionsPieces of writing
(Definition of paper noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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