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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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All results are presented as the mean (with parenthetic lowest value, highest value).
Ramos (1996), when proposing the sociological reduction concept, coherent with a parenthetic attitude, does so based on the phenomenological reduction concept (epoque ou epoche) of Husserl (1996), developed in the philosophy field, at a highly abstract level based on the search for the essence of things.
We identified six groupings of potential attendees (the parenthetic number shows how many actually attended):
placing a comma only at the end of parenthetic comments) does not aid readability.
The two parenthetic figures hold a fruit and a flower, respectively, and lift their free arms in ritualized gestures.
Rather, her aim is to exemplify all different classes of parenthetic expression in narrative Biblical Hebrew, their means and expressions, and to do so by way of a multi-disciplinary analysis.
Normal discourse can contain off-topic propositions and still maintain coherence through the use of particular strategies, such as topic change indicators and parenthetic explanations.
While elaborating the general structure of writing as infinitely repeatable inscription even in the absolute absence of the addressee and author, Derrida states, although in a parenthetic, bracketed sentence: '(iter, once again, comes from itara, other in Sanskrit, and everything that follows may be read as the exploitation of the logic which links repetition to alterity)'.
of Graz) presents one of the few monographs specifically dedicated to parenthetical verbs, which he prefers to call reduced parenthetic clauses (RPCs).
In this research, I have chosen to indicate this with the parenthetic phrase (pbuh).
However, the 'artigli' are immediately blunted and turned to clichee by the parenthetic 'come si dice', which deftly pre-empts any heightened tones in the rest of the text.