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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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800 lacks is any help with the use of signals, which are critical elements to proper citation; parentheticals, which are extremely helpful to the reader; and short-form citations.
Largely faithful to the Kennedy wording, but with a parenthetical added by the agencies not in Rapanos, significant nexus means:
Another parenthetical point: Keeping a promise within any specific communication is an absolute.
My parenthetical criticism notwithstanding, the novel is recommended.
Typical of Cummings's poetry, the text is separated into two components: the nonparenthetical or "spoken" and the parenthetical comments that reveal inner, unspoken thoughts.
Under the heading "All-Cause Mortality," 10 lines from the bottom, the parenthetical wording should read: "(Genotype 1 only: relative risk [RR] = 0.
org/latest-news/regret-the-error/192496/buzzfeed-story-on-breitbart-sites-may-offer-greatest-parenthetical-disclosure-ever/) described Monday as a "remarkable parenthetical disclosure," Coppins's story manages to fit an entire rundown of Breitbart's criticisms in a single paragraph, explaining that a search of Breitbart.
Parenthetical statements relate to each other differently than they relate to their neighborhood.
Within the context of logocentric attitudes towards writing, which already subordinate it to speech, digressions and parenthetical insertions would thus be even further removed from presence.
Aggie narrates the story and she is a fan of parenthetical asides--in fact, there are so many that they threaten to destroy the thread of the story.
The National Geographic Society's maps, which now say "Persian Gulf (Arabian Gulf)," carry many such parenthetical alternative names.
In the June Emerging Technologies column, the authors make statements where general agreement can be reached (with my parenthetical comments):