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parenthesesnoun [plural]

uk   us   /pəˈren.θə.siːz/ mainly US (UK usually round brackets, brackets)
the ​symbols ( ) that are put around a word, phrase, or ​sentence in a ​piece of writing to show that what is inside them should be ​considered as ​separate from the ​mainpart: The ​students' first ​names are ​shown in parentheses, like this: Baker (Tina).
(Definition of parentheses from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “parentheses”
in Arabic بَين قَوسين…
in Korean 괄호…
in Portuguese parênteses…
in Catalan parèntesis…
in Japanese 丸カッコ( )…
in Chinese (Simplified) 圆括号…
in Turkish parantez işareti '( )'…
in Russian скобки…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圓括號…
in Italian parentesi…
in Polish nawias (okrągły), nawiasy (okrągłe)…
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