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papyrus

Short Definition : ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant

Definition
(noun) paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans
Definition
(noun) tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times
Definition
(noun) a document written on papyrus
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for papyrus

papyrus: sounds like paper thing
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by shanky456

parable

Short Definition : short simple story teaching a moral

Definition
(noun) a short moral story (often with animal characters)
Synonyms : allegory , apologue , fable

Definition
(noun) (New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message
Example Sentence
  • the parable of the prodigal son

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parable

para+able.. is a small PARAgraph that makes u able.. (i.e. gives morals)
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by Swetha259

Is sounds like para+ fable .. fable expressed in one para(short)
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by noops

It sounds like fable (moral story)
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by uttarasn

whatever ends in ABLE is a story... para means SHORT...
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by anoophallur

parable = para + able; This para of the story is able to give the complete description of the story.
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by shaktipada

paradigm

Short Definition : model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word

Definition
(noun) systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
Definition
(noun) a standard or typical example
Synonyms : epitome , image , prototype
Example Sentence
  • he is the prototype of good breeding
  • he provided America with an image of the good father

Definition
(noun) the class of all items that can be substituted into the same position (or slot) in a grammatical sentence (are in paradigmatic relation with one another)
Synonyms : substitution class

Definition
(noun) the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time
Example Sentence
  • he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paradigm

HERE DIVIDE AS PARA+DIGM--- DIGM=DIAGRAM SO DIAGRAM SERVES AS MODEL,EXAMPLE,PATTERN FOR A PROTOTYPE
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by mokuralapavankumar

divide it like parad+igm.....now focus on PARADE....parade is done DURING PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS LIKE INDEPENDENCE DAY, REPUBLIC DAY..just to SHOW OR EXHIBIT THE strength of nation, SO watching a parade is A EXAMPLE OR MODAL for other countries to IDENT
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by preetisoni2411

para+digm--- para(pehla) digm(diagram)--- is a PATTERN, or a MODEL or an EXAMPLE to plan something
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by nikhilparasher

SO watching a parade is A EXAMPLE OR MODAL for other countries to IDENTIFY ABOUT india's strenth in millitary power.
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by preetisoni2411

basically it is derived from latin par√°deigma..where deigma is taken from deikma..which means to show....paradigm means to show a pattern to people about something.
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by preetisoni2411

paradise is always a standard example.
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by shaktipada

PARAyoko Mind mae DIG karna jub wo kuch model hothehae ya kuch example
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by Swetha259

Split as Para and Digm. To explain any PARAgraph easily we need Diagram (Digm)
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by Rushabh22

PARIS DINING is the standard for a gourmet
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by Jackery

paradigm -discovery of the new metal radium by the cury models that human beings are borned for innovation
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by santosh pokhrel

paradox

Short Definition : something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct

Definition
(noun) (logic) a statement that contradicts itself
Example Sentence
  • `I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paradox

looks like parad(parade) of ox. which is contradict in nature but can be true.
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by spidy123

you are unique but "everybody is unique" .this is a paradox
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by rishib1988

paradox sounds like hoax (afwaah) >> may b true may b not
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by rockistani

imagine a para having two(dox) or in hindi do(2) meaning.would be contradictory.
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by gdabli

"All husbands are not married" is a paradox
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by AvneshT

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by AvneshT

paragon

Short Definition : model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue

Definition
(noun) an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
Synonyms : beau ideal , idol , perfection

Definition
(noun) model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paragon

paragon which is a slipper brand makes products which are models for perfection
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by cp.jethani

ARAGON in the movie Lord of the Rings was a perfect soldier
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by logic87

paragon = para-'related to' + -gon'figure has many angles'. If a polygon has infinity angles, it becomes circle. Circle is perfect
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by pateheo

Think problem-gone = perfection!
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by Marise

remember PARAGON slippers ..they r standard model of perfection
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by vickydgr8

Remember the paragon slipper ad ???
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by rupingill

think of Paragon office chappals >>> ideal thing to be worn in office...
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by RajeshBorkar

parallel

Short Definition : similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parall

Definition
(noun) something having the property of being analogous to something else
Synonyms : analog , analogue

Definition
(noun) an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
Definition
(noun) (mathematics) one of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes)
Example Sentence
  • parallels never meet

Definition
(verb) be parallel to
Example Sentence
  • Their roles are paralleled by ours

Definition
(verb) make or place parallel to something
Synonyms : collimate
Example Sentence
  • They paralleled the ditch to the highway

Definition
(verb) duplicate or match
Synonyms : duplicate , twin
Example Sentence
  • The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse

Definition
(adj) being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting
Example Sentence
  • parallel lines never converge
  • concentric circles are parallel
  • dancers in two parallel rows

Definition
(adj) of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations
Example Sentence
  • parallel processing

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parallel

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by legomanyoda

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