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English definition of “bracket”

bracket

noun [C usually plural] (SYMBOL)    /ˈbræk.ɪt/
B2 either of two symbols put around a word, phrase, or sentence in a piece of writing to show that what is between them should be considered as separate from the main part : Biographical information is included in brackets.UK You should include the date of publication in round brackets after the title .Punctuation Grammar:PunctuationThe most common punctuation marks in English are: capital letters and full stops, question marks, commas, colons and semi-colons, exclamation marks and quotation marks.Grammar:Punctuation: dashes ( – ) and other punctuation marksDashes are more common in informal writing. They can be used in similar ways to commas or semi-colons. Both single and multiple dashes may be used:
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