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Meaning of paraphrase

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.
  1. to render the meaning of in a paraphrase: to paraphrase a technical paper for lay readers.
—v.i.
  1. to make a paraphrase or paraphrases.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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