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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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When a parenthesis of a height exceeding the highest stand-alone parenthesis is needed, (LA)TEX uses a compound parenthesis based on three characters: [mathematical expression not reproducible].
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.
i()t) But these fairly straight usages are limited, bound by the limited representational potential of the parenthesis mark itself.
She also identifies parenthesis initiated by a number of time co-ordinates (bayom hahu, ba'et hahi', etc.).
We associate with each parenthesis a bit in the same order than of S.
Through the Arts & Business investment programme, New Partners, employees from Parenthesis were able to work alongside renowned digital artists .
Listed alphabetically with the director in parenthesis.
While Fussell is most concerned with irony, he does examine some works that incorporate mythological material, like David Jones's epic poem In Parenthesis, and notes Northrop Frye's conclusion that in the cycle of literary styles, the ironic mode "moves steadily towards myth, and the dim outlines of sacrificial rituals and dying gods begin to reappear in it" (Frye 42).
Names in parenthesis are popular street names' of each drug.
Miller's life is like a parenthesis embracing this disastrous decline and shaky rehabilitation.
Available storyboards (with test facilities/leaders in parenthesis) include: "Mold Media Thermo-Physical Properties" (K+P Agile, Inc.); "Quality Improvement Expert System" (AFS Committee 4E); "Gating of Aluminum Permanent Molds II" (Case Western Reserve Univ.); "Heat Transfer (Sand)" (Univ.
More than any other British response to the Great War, In Parenthesis (1937) brings a consciousness of the past to bear upon the events it relates.