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bracket

noun  us   /ˈbræk·ɪt/

bracket noun (SYMBOL)

[C usually pl] either of a pair of marks [ ], or the information inside them, used in a piece of writing to show that what is inside these marks should be considered as separate from the main part

bracket noun (GROUP)

[C] a set group with fixed upper and lower limits: Most college students are in the 18 to 22 age bracket. Her new job puts her in a higher income/tax bracket.

bracket noun (SUPPORT)

[C] a metal or wood piece, usually L-shaped, whose vertical part is fastened to a wall and whose horizontal part is used to support something, such as a shelf

bracket

verb [T]  us   /ˈbræk·ət/

bracket verb [T] (ENCLOSE)

to enclose something in brackets: Deleted text is bracketed.

bracket verb [T] (GROUP)

to consider something as similar to or connected to something else: The mayor likes to bracket having more cops with the lower crime rate.
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