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Definition of bracket noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1 price, 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. 3 a piece of wood, metal, or plastic fixed to the wall to support a shelf, lamp, etc.
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