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Meaning of "parentheses" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PARENTHESES

parentheses  [pəˈrenθəsiːz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PARENTHESES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Parentheses is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PARENTHESES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Bracket

Brackets are tall punctuation marks used in matched pairs within text, to set apart or interject other text. Used unqualified, brackets refer to different types of brackets in different parts of the world and in different contexts.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PARENTHESES


antitheses
ænˈtɪθəsiːz
apodoses
əˈpɒdəsiːz
babesiases
ˌbæbɪˈzaɪəsiːz
cephalothoraces
ˌsɛfələˈθɔːrəsiːz
dieses
ˈdaɪəsiːz
emphases
ˈɛmfəsiːz
hydrogenolyses
ˌhaɪdrəʊdʒɪˈnɒləsiːz
hydrothoraces
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈθɔːrəsiːz
hypostases
haɪˈpɒstəsiːz
hyraces
ˈhaɪrəsiːz
misemphases
ˌmɪsˈɛmfəsiːz
nemeses
ˈneməsiːz
onchocerciases
ˌɒŋkəʊsəˈkaɪəsiːz
periphrases
pəˈrɪfrəsiːz
phthiriases
θɪˈraɪəsiːz
plasmaphereses
ˌplæzməˈfɛrəsiːz
protases
ˈprɒtəsiːz
reemphases
riːˈɛmfəsiːz
underemphases
ˌʌndərˈemfəsiːz
zoonoses
zəʊˈɒnəsiːz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PARENTHESES

parent group
parent metal
parent teacher association
parent tree
parent-teacher meeting
parentage
parental
parental leave
parentally
parenteral
parenterally
parenthesis
parenthesise
parenthesize
parenthetic
parenthetical
parenthetically
parenthood
parenting
parentless

WORDS THAT END LIKE PARENTHESES

diatheses
epentheses
geneses
hypotheses
Joneses
keep up with the Joneses
metatheses
parasyntheses
paratheses
pareses
photosyntheses
praeses
prostheses
psychosyntheses
Rameses
resyntheses
synantheses
syntheses
theses
working hypotheses

Synonyms and antonyms of parentheses in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «parentheses» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PARENTHESES

Find out the translation of parentheses to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of parentheses from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «parentheses» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

括号
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

paréntesis
570 millions of speakers

English

parentheses
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कोष्ठक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أقواس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

скобки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

parênteses
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রথম বন্ধনী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

parenthèses
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kurungan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Klammern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

括弧
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

괄호
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kurung sikil
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngoặc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அடைப்புக்குறிக்குள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कंस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

parantez
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

parentesi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nawiasy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дужки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

paranteze
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παρενθέσεις
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hakies
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

parentes
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

parentes
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of parentheses

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PARENTHESES»

The term «parentheses» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.192 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PARENTHESES» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «parentheses» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «parentheses» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about parentheses

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QUOTES WITH «PARENTHESES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word parentheses.
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Alan Perlis
We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts within nests of parentheses.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PARENTHESES»

Discover the use of parentheses in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to parentheses and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003
The essays of Roberto Bolano in English at last.
Roberto Bolaño, Ignacio Echevarria, 2011
2
Parentheses of Blood
A new edition of a biting satire of political oppression by one of Central Africa's greatest writers.
Sony Lab'Ou Tansi, 1996
3
Parentheses: An Autobiographical Journey
A protester, activist, briefly a conscientious objector, Neugeboren has been a part of all that’s happened and withdrew from it (with his wife Betsey—a painter) to Spéracèdes in the south of France.
Jay Neugeboren, 2014
4
Using Microsoft Office Excel 2003
Controlling the Order of Operations Although Excel follows a set order of operations when it calculates a formula, you can alter the order in a specific formula hy using parentheses to hreak the formula into segments. Excel performs all ...
Patrick Blattner, 2004
5
But I digress: the exploitation of parentheses in English ...
While some consider them subordinate, additional, irrelevant, and even damaging to the clarity of argument, Lennard's history explores how writers such as Marlowe, Swift, Coleridge, Browning, Derek Walcott, and e.e. cummings used them in ...
John Lennard, 1991
6
Advances in Computing and Information - ICCI '91: ...
Sajal K. Das,1 Calvin C.-Y. Chen,1 Gene Lewis,1 and Sushil Prasad2 Abstract The parentheses matching problem is to determine the mate of each parenthesis in a balanced string of n parentheses. In this paper, we present three novel and ...
Frank Dehne, Frantisek Fiala, Waldemar W. Koczkodaj, 1991
7
Science and Technical Writing: A Manual of Style
4.127 Parentheses — like commas, colons, and dashes — separate material that clarifies, elaborates, or comments upon what preceded them. Parentheses usually enclose material that is of secondary importance: We recovered the ...
Philip Rubens, 2001
8
Introduction to Combinatorics
It was not until the 1830s that Catalan investigated the question of how many ways one can correctly arrange n pairs of parentheses. Here “correctly” means that the expression makes sense, i.e., that each right parenthesis is matched by a  ...
W.D. Wallis, John George, 2011
9
Discrete Mathematics with Applications
... all grammatical configurations of parentheses defined in Example 5.9.4. Prove that every configuration in P contains an equal number of left and right parentheses. Solution Proof (by structural induction): Given any parenthesis configuration, ...
Susanna Epp, 2010
10
C For Dummies
The C compiler does the math in the parentheses first. So, at once, 25 is subtracted by 100, to equal 75. Then, the rest of the math is done: 75 times 2 is 150 — the correct number of magic pellets. I beg of you to make the preceding change to ...
Sandra Geisler, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PARENTHESES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term parentheses is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The Times' MLB power rankings
Last week's ranking in parentheses; statistics are through Friday's games: 1. ST. LOUIS: "So this is what a sellout looks like," Steve Cishek, ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
2
NASCAR: Indianapolis win may bolster Kyle Bush's résumé
At Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Ind. (Car number in parentheses). 1. (19) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 183.464. 2. (22) Joey Logano ... «Fredericksburg.com, Jul 15»
3
Better Than Any Modern Travel Book: A 16th-Century German …
The term in parentheses is the Icelandic term that Peerse rendered in German. They have of course horseshoe nails and pay with them. «Reykjavík Grapevine, Jul 15»
4
Open letter to the average 20-something in KL — Chua Sher Hann
All you want is to be embraced in parentheses. But you are incapable of loving without asterisks. You are the epitome of the generation of today ... «Malay Mail Online, Jul 15»
5
NASCAR XFINITY-Lilly Diabetes 250 Results
Saturday. At Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Indianapolis, Ind. Lap length: 2.5 miles. (Start position in parentheses) ... «Albany Times Union, Jul 15»
6
Carl Edwards wins Brickyard 400 pole
(Car number in parentheses). 1. (19) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 183.464 mph. 2. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 183.139. 3. (55) David Ragan, Toyota, ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
7
5 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Corporate Blog
Note: I put the word “corporate” in parentheses. A personal and corporate blog are very different things. One can reinforce the other, but they ... «Business 2 Community, Jul 15»
8
NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Crown Royal Presents The Jeff Kyle 400 at …
After Saturday qualifying; race Sunday. At Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Indianapolis, Ind. Lap length: 2.5 miles. (Car number in parentheses) ... «Albany Times Union, Jul 15»
9
Juice List 2015: Carli Lloyd debuts on the list with two NFL GMs …
Last year's ranking in parentheses. 15. Bob Hurley Sr. (12): The more things change in New Jersey high school basketball, the more they stay ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
10
Angie's Listless Performance
Share prices at the time the report was issued and the date of the report are in parentheses. Comments: E-mail online.editors@barrons.com. «Barron's, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Parentheses [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/parentheses>. Dec 2019 ».
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