parenthetical


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par·en·thet·i·cal

 (păr′ən-thĕt′ĭ-kəl)
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.
n.
A parenthetical word, phrase, or remark.

par′en·thet′i·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parenthetical - an expression in parenthesesparenthetical - an expression in parentheses; "his writing was full of parentheticals"
adjunct - a construction that can be used to extend the meaning of a word or phrase but is not one of the main constituents of a sentence
Adj.1.parenthetical - 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"

parenthetical

parenthetic
adjective interposed, incidental, explanatory, qualifying, inserted, bracketed, extraneous, extrinsic He kept interrupting his story with parenthetical remarks.

parenthetical

adjective
Marked by or given to digression:
Translations
إعْتِراضِيَّه
vsunutý
indskudt
közbevetett
til skÿringar; innan sviga
vsunutý
ara söz ile ilgili

parenthetical

[ˌpærənˈθetɪkəl] ADJentre paréntesis

parenthetical

adjbeiläufig; could I make one parenthetical comment?darf ich eine Bemerkung einflechten?

parenthetical

[ˌpærənˈθɛtɪkl] adj (clause) → parentetico/a; (statement) → 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 ?
The caution of this gentleman was exhibited in his actions, by the utmost method and punctuality, tinctured with a good deal of timidity; and in his speeches, by a parenthetical style, that frequently left to his auditors a long search after his meaning.
What could the wretched Joe do now, after his disregarded parenthetical interruptions, but stand up to his journeyman, and ask him what he meant by interfering betwixt himself and Mrs.
4-5) by storms which spoil his crops begins: the remaining verses are parenthetical, describing the snake `which bears its young in the spring season'.
He spoke with a studious fidelity to a parenthetical manner, into which every little fact - that is, every detail - fitted with delightful ease.
Even classic puff pastry seems less daunting thanks to Robertson's patient, descriptive directions and parenthetical asides.
What if we told you that there is a new parenthetical used in legal citations that is taking the appellate world by storm?
Leaving the Parenthetical Behind: The Civil Rights Cases
The reader will feel engaged in the story, as Strand includes numerous parenthetical asides.
Based on the substantive dimension of reason, Ramos (2001) proposed the model of the "parenthetical man", whose substantive rational action occurs through an "intrinsically intelligent act, based on a lucid and autonomous knowledge of relations between facts.
The first-person narrator, Veronica, begins with her love life and loss, employing mathematical-style parenthetical notation at the end of names: Tordo (T), Mom (M).
Where appropriate, parenthetical references refer to operating earnings, which the Company believes are more relevant comparisons to prior period results of operations.
(9) When that happens, writers alter the quote--maybe they change the verb tense; maybe they drop a word or two--but then they must indicate those changes within the quotation itself or in a parenthetical to the citation.