paraphrase


Main Entry: 1para·phrase
Pronunciation: \ˈper-ə-ˌfrāz,ˈpa-rə-\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle French, from Latin paraphrasis, from Greek, from paraphrazein to paraphrase, from para- + phrazein to point out
Date: 1548
1
: a restatement of a text, passage, or work giving the meaning in another form
2
: the use or process of paraphrasing in studying or teaching composition