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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A pair of signs ( ) used to enclose a sentence, phrase, or word that explains or comments on what is written. Also: used to enclose mathematical quantities.

Usage examples (38)
  • The writer used parentheses to set apart the Latin names from the common names of the plants.
  • Anything in parentheses is the kid sister of the rest of the sentence.
  • Our top 10, with PGA Tour victories in parentheses:
  • Probable starters: (Playoff averages in parentheses) for more
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