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as in document
a piece of paper with information written or to be written on it handed in the correct papers

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as in article
a short piece of writing done as a school exercise write a paper about your favorite author

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as in essay
a short piece of writing typically expressing a point of view the papers written by the Founding Fathers urging adoption of the federal constitution

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as in nominal
being something in name or form only there's a paper boycott of that company's products that nobody seems to be honoring

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“Paper.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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