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parentheses

noun [plural]
 
 
/pəˈrenθəsiːz/ ( also UK brackets)
two curved lines ( ) used around extra information or information that should be considered as separate from the main part: The age of each student is listed in parentheses.Punctuation
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)…
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