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square bracket

either of these characters used as a sign of aggregation in mathematical or logical expressions indicating that the expression contained in the brackets is to be evaluated first and treated as a unit in the evaluation of the whole
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The second conclusion comes from the observation that adding more terms within the square bracket, all other things being equal, can only increase the overall value of the dynamic complexity.
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Square brackets denoting different text options had been reduced by 75 percent, Fabius said.
A four-page document from the ministers, being reviewed at a summit of euro zone leaders and seen by Reuters, concludes a long list of conditions for Greece to get a programme — most of them apparently agreed to by Athens — by offering two possible conclusions, both contained within drafters' square brackets.
They add section headings to help readers orient, enclosing them in square brackets to distinguish them clearly from Marsilius' text.
Square brackets refer to vectors and parentheses are used to refer to elements within a matrix.
In quotes, sexist language is removed and replaced by alternative terms In square brackets.
Cut and assemble the leather strips in the same way but use the D-rings instead of square brackets on the gusset tabs and use the swivel latches at the short strap ends.
According to the draft meeting conclusions, seen by EurActiv, the most important element of the document is in square brackets, meaning it has not been agreed by ambassadors before the ministers' arrival.
"Except for the trade facilitation text, the other documents are either entirely or mostly clean of square brackets. They are not agreed texts but they are stable," Azevedo explained at the last General Council meeting before the Bali conference.
In order to present the music with a more accurate vertical alignment, ligatures are separated into individual notes and indicated with square brackets. In an effort to keep printing costs down, the editors transcribed red notes (which show 1.sesquialtera proportions) as white notes (void black notes).