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par•a•phrase



Pronunciation: (par'u-frāz"), [key]
n., v., -phrased, -phras•ing.


n.
1. a restatement of a text or passage giving the meaning in another form, as for clearness; rewording.
2. the act or process of restating or rewording.

v.t.
to render the meaning of in a paraphrase: to paraphrase a technical paper for lay readers.

v.i.
to make a paraphrase or paraphrases.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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