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parentheses

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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parenthesis

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 from the memoirs appear parenthetically in the text and are abbreviated M.
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.
Parenthetically, NCP is just attempting a suicidal move which will render them an absolute mess if SPLA/SPLM breaks silent.
The Courier-Journal mentioned the requirement to abate but only parenthetically.
It parenthetically added that Top Gun had just come out when he graduated from college, implying the movie had figured into his dream career.
Ramsay of the first section is casually mentioned parenthetically.
To minimize the potential for questions from the attorney general's office, selectmen kept the spelling as it is in state statutes, but parenthetically inserted the more common spelling in the printed warrant.
Since these pieces have no "numbers" affiliated with them, it would've been helpful to have the CD tracks listed somewhere (either on the page of each piece, parenthetically next to each listing in the table of contents, or on the blank back cover).
The Wisconsin Supreme Court, parenthetically, has ruled that this statutory requirement is not the same as good-faith or bad-faith claim handling.
Dealing at some length with lexis, punning, and sound-play in Thoreau's texts is awkward, not because Thoreau's writings are inimical to the others presented here, but because Winspur writes in French, and while throughout his book he provides admirable translations of Thoreau, the impact of such material is reduced by the need to paraphrase in French as well as parenthetically provide the original English.
2) Augustine is cited parenthetically by book and chapter number from The City of God Against the Pagans, with an English trans.
Instead, agonizing decisions and life-threatening situations are treated parenthetically, as with the three boys conceived by donor eggs: "After the birth of the triplets," Mundy reports matter-of-factly, "which was horrific and nearly fatal--Laura hemorrhaged badly after the triple C-section, losing half the blood in her body--Laura e-mailed Kendra photos of the newborns.