from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A restatement of a text or passage in another form or other words, often to clarify meaning.
- n. The restatement of texts in other words as a studying or teaching device.
- transitive v. To restate in a paraphrase.
- intransitive v. To compose a paraphrase.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A restatement of a text in different words, often to clarify meaning.
- v. To restate something as, or to compose a paraphrase.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A restatement of a text, passage, or work, expressing the meaning of the original in another form, generally for the sake of its clearer and fuller exposition; a setting forth the signification of a text in other and ampler terms; a free translation or rendering; -- opposed to
- intransitive v. To make a paraphrase.
- transitive v. To express, interpret, or translate with latitude; to give the meaning of a passage in other language.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To restate or translate with latitude; interpret; construe; unfold and express the sense of (an author) with greater clearness and particularity by substituting other words for his own.
- To interpret or amplify by change of words; make a paraphrase.
- n. A restatement of a text or passage, giving the sense of the original in other words, generally in fuller terms and with greater detail, for the sake of clearer and more complete exposition: opposed to metaphrase. When the original is in a foreign language, translation and paraphrase may be combined.
- n. Specifically, in Scotland, one of sixty-seven versified renderings of as many selected passages of Scripture, usually bound up with the metrical psalms, and like them sung in church, etc.
- n. In instrumental music, a transcription; a variation. Also paraphrasis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. express the same message in different words
- n. rewording for the purpose of clarification
The Ben Franklin paraphrase is particularly apt — the biggest source of trouble in today’s legal system is the tendency of judges to become convinced of their infallibility.
As I said, my paraphrase is "predicting the future is hard." morning
To paraphrase from the line in All About Eve, when exactly does the piano begin thinking it wrote the sonata?
JJS: That quote was a paraphrase from a graduate level textbook on evolutionary biology!
A better paraphrase is "We can imagine it, therefore it's not necesary to infer an unimaginable agency."
* That quote was a paraphrase from a graduate level textbook on evolutionary biology!
And if you choose to paraphrase and not even link, and I have to look up the text myself, and your paraphrase is not accurate, it is my job to embarrass you by pointing thatout.
After all, to again paraphrase Reese in “Terminator”:
As Hannah Arendt said of Eichmann at Jerusalem (in paraphrase): she was astounded at his inability to see his own crimes for what they were, to follow a simple syllogism.
Sebastian Chan, Uniting the shanty towns - data combining across multiple institutions (slides) [A paraphrase from the introduction: Seb's team are artists who are also nerds (?)]