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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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Because the quoted passage was altered in some way, the court had to add a parenthetical to signify the changes.
Justice Frankfurter and the parenthetical tradition
In his parenthetical narration, Strand himself amuses the reader; however, the narration from unlikable Rod detracts from the value of the novel.
Given this context of convergence between personal and organizational values, added to the different possibilities of rational action and based on the reflexive ability of a theoretical essay to promote the understanding and interpretation of reality (Meneghetti, 2011), the objective of this work is to discuss how individuals working in public organizations may deal with individual and organizational values in their actions, based on a dialogue among the contemporary notion of values, the concept of rationality, and the parenthetical attitude.
When a quotation contains a quotation, these rules work together with Rule 10.6, which explains how to format a citation that appears within a parenthetical to identify the original source of a quote, and where to place that parenthetical.
He has also inserted parenthetical remarks into the original material, but has not otherwise changed it.
Punctuated by thought-provoking discussion questions and parenthetical definitions, the book would be very suitable for serious-minded liturgy committees, or worship leadership teams.
In the 2nd paragraph of section 2 of the paper, the parenthetical remark "(in this example, 35.5% [(19+50)/200])" should read "(in this example, 65.5% [(66+65)/200])".
Largely faithful to the Kennedy wording, but with a parenthetical added by the agencies not in Rapanos, significant nexus means:
(Parenthetical thought: "You are invited to apply" is a candidate for the least-motivating invitation line of this year or any other.)
My parenthetical criticism notwithstanding, the novel is recommended.
The centerpiece of the three-song set is entitled "who are you, little i." This tender work contrasts the innocence of a youth with the passing of life into a "November sunset." 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.