What is a paragraph?

Anna Piskunova
Anna Piskunova
February 2, 2015
What is a paragraph?

Probably, the first associations that arise when pronouncing the word “paragraph” are the lessons in which they recorded their homework in a diary. Then this word was reduced to its symbol, and later it came with training in a higher educational institution and when getting acquainted with laws, regulations, and regulatory acts governing various spheres.

Nevertheless, the word "paragraph" is more often used in connection with texts and their typographical processing. There the paragraph is needed to divide texts into sections, topics, paragraphs and sub-paragraphs.

The word "paragraph" comes from the Greek and literally means "written side by side." We will talk about what a paragraph is in general terms and how this word is used in this article.

Meaning of the word "paragraph"

A paragraph is a means of internal division of text into chapters, sections. Perhaps this is the most important of all the meanings of the word.

But this is not only a passage of text, but also the graphic image itself to indicate the division of text can act as one of the meanings. In this case, the symbol itself is the definition of a paragraph.Less frequently, but still, such a paragraph value is used, which equates it simply to a section of text.

In addition to use in the field of printing, the paragraph is found in the regulatory sphere. In this context, the paragraph describes, as a rule, the instruction set forth in any section of the statute, the program, etc.