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on paper

Definition of on paper

  1. 1 :  in a written form :  in writing <He finally put his ideas on paper.>

  2. 2 —used to refer to what is written or known about something and often to imply that the real situation may be different <On paper, the procedure is relatively simple.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a felted sheet of usually vegetable fibers laid down on a fine screen from a water suspension

    :  a similar sheet of other material (as plastic)

    :  a piece of paper

  1. :  to put down or describe in writing

    :  to fold or enclose in paper

    :  to cover or line with paper

  1. :  made of paper, cardboard, or papier-mâché

    :  papery

    :  of or relating to clerical work or written communication

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