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pa·ren·the·sis

 (pə-rĕn′thĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. par·en·the·ses (-sēz′)
1. Either or both of the upright curved lines, ( ), used to mark off explanatory or qualifying remarks in writing or printing or enclose a sum, product, or other expression considered or treated as a collective entity in a mathematical operation.
2.
a. A qualifying or amplifying word, phrase, or sentence inserted within written matter in such a way as to be independent of the surrounding grammatical structure.
b. A comment departing from the theme of discourse; a digression.
3. An interruption of continuity; an interval: "This is one of the things I wasn't prepared for—the amount of unfilled time, the long parentheses of nothing" (Margaret Atwood).

[Late Latin, insertion of a letter or syllable in a word, from Greek, from parentithenai, to insert : para-, beside; see para-1 + en-, in; see en in Indo-European roots + tithenai, to put; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

parenthesis

(pəˈrɛnθɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Grammar) a phrase, often explanatory or qualifying, inserted into a passage with which it is not grammatically connected, and marked off by brackets, dashes, etc
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Also called: bracket either of a pair of characters, (), used to enclose such a phrase or as a sign of aggregation in mathematical or logical expressions
3. an intervening occurrence; interlude; interval
4. (Grammar) in parenthesis inserted as a parenthesis
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek: something placed in besides, from parentithenai, from para-1 + en-2 + tithenai to put]
parenthetic, ˌparenˈthetical adj
ˌparenˈthetically adv

pa•ren•the•sis

(pəˈrɛn θə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
1. either or both of a pair of signs () used in writing to mark off an interjected explanatory or qualifying remark, to indicate separate groupings of symbols in mathematics or symbolic logic, etc.
2. Usu., parentheses. the material contained within these marks.
3. a qualifying, explanatory, or appositive word, phrase, or clause that interrupts a syntactic construction without otherwise affecting it, set off in speech by intonation and in writing by commas, parentheses, or dashes, as Bill Smith - you've met him - is coming tonight.
4. an interval.
[1560–70; < Late Latin < Greek parénthesis a putting in beside. See par-, en-2, thesis]

parenthesis

An expression in which something is inserted into a phrase or sentence that would be complete without it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parenthesis - either of two punctuation marks (or) used to enclose textual materialparenthesis - either of two punctuation marks (or) used to enclose textual material
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
2.parenthesis - a message that departs from the main subjectparenthesis - a message that departs from the main subject
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about

parenthesis

noun
Translations
أقْواس حَول الكَلامكَلِمَه أو جُمْلَة مُعْتَرِضَه
závorkavsuvka
indskudklammeparentes
sulkeetsulkumerkki
zagrada
kerek zárójelzárójelzárójelbe tett megjegyzés
innskotsorîsvigi
įterpiantįterptinisįterptinis žodisįterptinis žodžių junginyslenktiniai skliaustai
apaļās iekavasiesprausts vārds/vārdu grupa
parentézavsuvka
parentes
ara sözayraçparantez

parenthesis

[pəˈrenθɪsɪs] N (parentheses (pl)) [pəˈrenθɪsiːz]paréntesis m inv
in parenthesisentre paréntesis

parenthesis

[pəˈrɛnθəsɪs] [parentheses] [pəˈrɛnθəsiːz] (pl) nparenthèse f
in parentheses, in parenthesis → entre parenthèses

parenthesis

n pl <parentheses> → Klammer (→ zeichen nt) f, → Parenthese f; (= words, statement)Einschub m, → Parenthese f; in parenthesesin (runden) Klammern; could I just say in parenthesis that …darf ich vielleicht einflechten, dass …

parenthesis

[pəˈrɛnθɪsɪs] n (parentheses (pl)) [pəˈrɛnθɪsiːz‘]parentesi f inv
in parentheses → fra parentesi

parenthesis

(pəˈrenθəsis) plural paˈrentheses (-siːz) noun
1. a word or group of words within a sentence, which gives a comment etc and usually separates from the rest of the sentence by brackets, dashes etc. I asked John (my friend John Smith) to come and see me.
2. a round bracket used to mark the seperate part of such a sentence.
parenthetical (parənˈθetikəl) adjective
a parenthetical remark.
in parentheses
said, written etc as a parenthesis.
References in classic literature ?
Wragge persisted -- on evidence which, it may be remarked in parenthesis, would have satisfied many wiser ghost-seers than herself -- in believing that she had been supernat urally favored by a visitor from the world of spirits.
You listen to this," said my sister to me, in a severe parenthesis.
And here Cide Hamete inserts a parenthesis in which he says that to have seen the pair marching from the door to the bed, linked hand in hand in this way, he would have given the best of the two tunics he had.
But, as I was saying, Richard, or was about to say, my daughter has been allowed to rust; her aunt was a mere duenna; hence, in parenthesis, Richard, her distrust of me; my nature and that of the duenna are poles asunder - poles
I will observe, in parenthesis, that Heine says that a true autobiography is almost an impossibility, and that man is bound to lie about himself.
An assault on our pockets, which in more barbarous times would have been made in the brusque form of a pistol-shot, is quite a well-bred and smiling procedure now it has become a request for a loan thrown in as an easy parenthesis between the second and third glasses of claret.
I ought to mention that he marked the parenthesis, in the air, with his finger.
That's exactly the method," the Bellman bold In a hasty parenthesis cried, "That's exactly the way I have always been told That the capture of Snarks should be tried
These fellows, knowing the extravagant gullibility of the age, set their wits to work in the imagination of improbable possibilities - of odd accidents, as they term them; but to a reflecting intellect(like mine," I added, in parenthesis, putting my forefinger unconsciously to the side of my nose,) "to a contemplative understanding such as I myself possess, it seems evident at once that the marvelous increase of late in these 'odd accidents' is by far the oddest accident of all.
and opened and read it with evident pleasure, announcing to us in a parenthesis when he was about half-way through, that Boythorn was "coming down" on a visit.
On the first floor, divided in two by an entresol, were the living rooms and office of Monsieur Ernest de la Briere, an occult and powerful personage who must be described in a few words, for he well deserves the parenthesis.
Geoffrey Delamayn, whose fair fame had been assailed (it was needless, the correspondent added in parenthesis, to say how groundlessly), was understood to have expressed, not only the indignation natural under the circumstances but also his extreme regret at not finding himself in a position to aid Captain Newenden's efforts to bring the anonymous slanderer to justice.