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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 references to the journal entries appear parenthetically in the text and are abbreviated N.
New York Times media writer David Carr parenthetically noted in last week's column, "My boss likes to point out that I tweet constantly but Twitter never sends me a check." True enough, but Carr and others are in a sense making an investment--not just calling attention to their work but building a personal brand that in theory will be at least semi-portable should they and their current employers part company.
Based on payroll data reported by ( -- as well as by ( Baseball Player Salaries , ( Spotrac and ( USA Today (where indicated parenthetically in the captions below the photographs in the slideshow above) -- players in the actual Opening Day lineup last year were paid annual salaries amounting to about $136.15 million and players in the projected Opening Day lineup this year will be paid annual salaries amounting to about $72.85 million.
Word "caution" is also in the dictionary of the driver of formula 1 parenthetically releasing the brakes slowly still does not make you a skilled driver.
policy and its execution and I would note, parenthetically, that Central Asia management at the NSC belongs to the senior director for Russia.
Note, parenthetically, that I chose the Masoretic-based sources owing to the extreme measures the Masoretes used to promote accuracy (H.
(Parenthetically, very large organizations lean heavily toward the formal approach; small organizations lean equally heavily toward the informal approach.)
(New York: HarperCollins, 1992), cited parenthetically henceforth.
"Agency," for instance, she describes parenthetically as "a woman's ability to make choices and take action even in difficult circumstances." She goes on to link the term to "opportunities more than victimization or marginalization." McManus's photographic choices support her textual emphasis on both groups of women and individual women.
The tax effect for each component must either be disclosed parenthetically (as shown in the Exhibits) or in a note to the financial statements.
You parenthetically opened the question about whether 406 MHz ELTs are a worthy alternative or even an additional device intended to accomplish virtually the same task.