Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or having the nature of paraphrase.

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  • adj. Pertaining to a paraphrase.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Paraphrasing; of the nature of paraphrase; explaining, or translating in words more clear and ample than those of the author; not literal; free.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the character of a paraphrase; free, clear, and ample in explanation; explaining or translating in words more clear and ample than those of the original.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. altered by paraphrasing

Etymologies

Medieval Latin paraphrasticus, from Greek paraphrastikos, from paraphrazein, to paraphrase; see paraphrase.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • I would define it slightly differently.

    October 10, 2008