left parenthesis

left parenthesis

(character)
"(". ASCII character 40.

Common names: left paren; left parenthesis; left; open; paren (")" = thesis); open paren; open parenthesis; left parenthesis; left banana. Rare: so (")" = already); lparen; ITU-T: opening parenthesis; open round bracket, left round bracket, INTERCAL: wax (")" = wane); parenthisey (")" = unparenthisey); left ear.

Paired with right parenthesis (")").
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This mathematical formula is to be delimited by a left parenthesis. First, the parenthesis is set to the convenient dimensions of the body size fs.
We present the concept for the top part of the left parenthesis only.
To show the role of Bezier's decomposition in similarity and extension, let us consider the curves defining the upper part of the left parenthesis together.
Caption: Figure 13: Top part of the left parenthesis.
Caption: Figure 14: Different extensions of left curve of the top part of left parenthesis. h is constant; w varies.
Unlike (7) the Iterative Footing rule for "loose" iambs (23) begins with a skip step and inserts a left parenthesis rather than a right one:
(ii) insert a left parenthesis to the left of an asterisk.
I included the empty fish bowl, made out of a left parenthesis, space, underline, space, right parenthesis, to add five apparently meaningless symbol characters to harden the key.