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brackets

Brackets ( [ ] ), sometimes known as square brackets, are similar to parentheses in that they are used to contain information that does not impact the overall grammatical structure of the sentence. However, rather than indicating information that is supplemental or incidental, brackets are usually used within quoted speech to indicate that a writer has added material to the quotation to provide clarifying or explanatory information.
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square brackets

, parentheses, braces - Square brackets were formerly called crotchets, round brackets are commonly called parentheses, and curly brackets are called braces; the punctuation called brackets derives from the bookshelf type, implying that, in writing, these marks "lift up" a section of a sentence.
See also related terms for punctuation.
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Even the documentation selectively leaked by Sinn Fein shows square brackets thus demonstrating there was no agreement.
Square brackets mark newly added data in the bibliography.
Place the number in square brackets after the text to which it refers.
getFormula returns the formula with sheet name in square brackets and path to spreadsheet file
24] * Significant at 5% level ** Significant at 1% level RMSE : Root Mean Square Error MAE : Mean Absolute Error Values in brackets () indicate standard errors Values in square brackets [] indicate Adjusted [R.
Square brackets denoting different text options had been reduced by 75 percent, Fabius said.
A four-page document from the ministers, being reviewed at a summit of euro zone leaders and seen by Reuters, concludes a long list of conditions for Greece to get a programme — most of them apparently agreed to by Athens — by offering two possible conclusions, both contained within drafters' square brackets.
They add section headings to help readers orient, enclosing them in square brackets to distinguish them clearly from Marsilius' text.
Square brackets refer to vectors and parentheses are used to refer to elements within a matrix.
In quotes, sexist language is removed and replaced by alternative terms In square brackets.
According to the draft meeting conclusions, seen by EurActiv, the most important element of the document is in square brackets, meaning it has not been agreed by ambassadors before the ministers' arrival.
Zipser offers his own contextualizing remarks in fonts different from those used for Stasi reports, and he inserts comments in square brackets directly into the reports, where necessary, to correct factual errors or to contradict the most outrageous claims.