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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Either of two punctuation marks-"(" or ")"- used to enclose a message that departs from the main subject or to group concepts in a formula.

Usage examples (32)
  • The error was caused by a missing parenthesis in the formula.
  • Number in parenthesis is league's total number of teams in good standing for a bid.
  • The number in parenthesis is the comparative ranking of how dangerous the drug actually is.
  • I may add in parenthesis that I have often regretted it. for more
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