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Definition of bracket noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1price, age, income, etc. bracket prices, etc. within a particular range people in the lower income bracket Most of the houses are out of our price bracket. the 30–34 age bracket (= people aged between 30 and 34)
  2. 2(also square bracket) [usually plural] either of a pair of marks, [  ], placed at the beginning and end of extra information in a text, especially comments made by an editor Publication dates are given in brackets after each title. see also angle bracket compare brace, parenthesis
  3. 3a piece of wood, metal, or plastic fixed to the wall to support a shelf, lamp, etc.
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