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adj. also par·en·thet·ic (-ĭk)
1. Set off within or as if within parentheses; qualifying or explanatory: a parenthetical remark.
2. Using or containing parentheses.
A parenthetical word, phrase, or remark.

par′en·thet′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌpær ənˈθɛt ɪk)

also par`en•thet′i•cal,

1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a parenthesis: parenthetic remarks.
2. using or placed within parentheses.
[1770–80; < Greek parénthet(os) interpolated (verbal adj. of parentithénai=par- par- + en- en-2 + tithénai to put, place) + -ic + -al1]
par`en•thet′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.parenthetic - qualifying or explaining; placed or as if placed in parentheses; "parenthetical remarks"
incidental, incident - (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change"


Marked by or given to digression:
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Parenthetical citations betray this book as a work of sociology, but it is a reasonable historical study as well.
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