# \defineblock

## Syntax (autogenerated)

 \defineblock[...][...][...=...,...] [...] name [...] name ...=...,... inherits from \setupblock

## Syntax

 \defineblock[...] [...] name of block type

## Description

Blocks are reusable pieces of text. Once a block type is defined with \defineblock[name], the blocks can be defined (with or without displaying them) using \beginname[tags] ... \endname. (Yes, that is \begin... and \end..., not \start... and \stop....) There are a number of commands to display all or some of the blocks defined in the document; see the See Also section for a list with descriptions.

## Example

\defineblock[question]
\hideblocks[question] % We don't want to print blocks where we define them

\beginquestion[first]
To be, or not to be?
\endquestion

\section{Let's see what blocks we've got.}
\useblocks[question]

\section{We've seen what blocks we've got. Let's take another look at that first question.}
\useblocks[question][first]

\beginquestion[last]
Mais o\u sont les neiges d'antan?
\endquestion

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