bracket noun definition in Punctuation topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

bracket

 noun: Punctuation topic
1 (also round bracket) (both British English) (also parenthesis North American English or formal) [usually plural] either of a pair of marks, (  ), placed around extra information in a piece of writing or part of a problem in mathematics Publication dates are given in brackets after each title. Add the numbers in brackets first.2 (North American English) (especially British English 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

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