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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 ?
This, par parenthese, will be thought cool language by persons who entertain solemn doctrines about the angelic nature of children, and the duty of those charged with their education to conceive for them an idolatrous devotion: but I am not writing to flatter parental egotism, to echo cant, or prop up humbug; I am merely telling the truth.
Il est egalement tenu d'engager de veritables debats sur les questions de fond et ouvrir de nouveaux chantiers de reformes dans le but de donner [beaucoup moins que] un nouveau souffle democratique [beaucoup plus grand que], theme du prochain congres du PPS, au processus en cours, a-t-il encore dit, tout en soulignant la necessite de fermer la parenthese ouverte au niveau de l'experience en cours.
Il y ajoute une agence maritime et une boulangerie a Marseille et y reste jusqu'au debut des annees 70, lorsque Bourguiba mettra fin a cette parenthese collectiviste.
Le conferencier ne manquera pas l'occasion d'ouvrir une parenthese sur l'echec des negociations avec le croate Saed Hasanafendic donnant ainsi les precisions suivantes : [beaucoup moins que] Sa piste a ete abandonnee apres avoir constate une certaine tergiversation de sa part.
1) Pierre Barboza, Du photographique au numerique, La parenthese indicielle dans l'histoire des images, Paris, Editions L'Harmattan, collection << Champs visuels >>, 1996, p.
gt;> dans La parenthese du moderne : Actes du colloque 21-22 mai 2004 <i L'art moderne : parenthese ou rupture dans l'histoire de l'art?
9511) Figures are F-statistics and t-statistics while those in parenthese are p-values.
J'ouvre ici une parenthese pour mentionner que ces personnes--c'est-a-dire les Creoles traditionnels de couleur--se considerent superieurs aux Cadiens.
Encore sous le coup de la disparition d'Albertine, Marcel assiste a cet etonnant telescopage des lieux et milieux qu'il a frequentes avant sa grande parenthese de La Prisonniere et qu'il retrouve dans la nouvelle existence de sa premiere partenaire amoureuse.
Mahdi Jomaa a souligne dans sa reponse aux remarques des deputes que l'objectif de son equipe est de mener le pays a des elections justes , transparentes qui ferment la parenthese du provisoire et poseront les bases des institutions de la Deuxieme Republique .