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Parentheses ( ( ) ) are used to separate information that is not necessary to the structure or meaning of the surrounding text.
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[Lat.,=point], the use of special signs in writing to clarify how words are used; the term also refers to the signs themselves. In every language, besides the sounds of the words that are strung together there are other features, such as tone, accent, and pauses,
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The left parenthesis "(" and right parenthesis ")" are used to delineate one expression from another. For example, in the query list for size="34" and (color = "red" or color ="green"), parentheses group the ORs together so they are a distinct entity from the AND.

In programming, parentheses are used to surround input parameters of a function call. For example, in C, the string compare statement strnicmp (itemA, itemB, 10) uses parentheses to group the ITEMA, ITEMB and 10 values handed over to the function.
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WNO has also been working in partnership with Helen Woods and Gritty Realism Digital Animation Company to run a series of sessions known as In Parenthesis Teach in primary schools in South and West Wales to introduce children to opera and the themes of In Parenthesis, such as poverty, morality, identity and community.
Notice that unlike in the previous poem where the parenthesis coincided with and thus reinforced an already existing strong syntactical break, here the opening parenthesis enforces a break between the main part of the sentence and its modifying participial phrase, playing a much more salient role in parsing the poem and marking a conceptual separateness.
In a brief "conclusion" (171-74) Zewi emphasises that the definition and identification of parenthesis are elusive from a linguistic point of view, and so one needs to employ in particular functional-pragmatic and literary analysis.
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The different parties came together with Parenthesis staff at the company's studios based at Coventry Canal Basin in order to share and discuss ideas about their work.
In Parenthesis is conducted by WNO's Conductor Laureate Carlo Rizzi.
WNO's show In Parenthesis is an adaptation of the epic poem by David Jones | WNO's show In Parenthesis is an adaptation of the epic poem by David Jones
Last year, Parenthesis and Coventry School of Art and Design were awarded four awards at the Fresh Awards and two at the Cream Awards for the School of Art and Design Student House prospectus.
Parenthesis won gold for best brochure and promotional literature while it took silver for art direction
The box--office totals are expressed in millions in parenthesis.
Tim Holmes, managing director at Parenthesis, said: "Six members of our team graduated from Coventry School of Art and Design so it's great for both us and the university to see creative talent come to fruition, especially on a very competitive national level.