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parentheses

plural noun
 
/pəˈrenθəsiːz/
mainly US ( UK usually brackets) two curved lines ( ) used around extra information in a sentence: The age of each student is listed in parentheses.
Translations of “parentheses”
in Korean 괄호…
in Arabic بَين قَوسين…
in Portuguese parênteses…
in Catalan parèntesis…
in Japanese 丸カッコ( )…
in Italian parentesi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圓括號…
in Russian скобки…
in Turkish parantez işareti '( )'…
in Chinese (Simplified) 圆括号…
in Polish nawias (okrągły), nawiasy (okrągłe)…
(Definition of parentheses from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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