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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parenthetical expression, parentheticaladjective

    an expression in parentheses

    "his writing was full of parentheticals"

  2. parenthetic, parentheticaladjective

    qualifying or explaining; placed or as if placed in parentheses

    "parenthetical remarks"


  1. parentheticalnoun

    a word or phrase within parentheses

  2. parentheticaladjective

    using, containing, or within parentheses (like this)

  3. parentheticaladjective

    that explains or qualifies something

  4. parentheticaladjective

    that is incidental

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Parentheticaladjective

    Pertaining to a parenthesis.

    Etymology: from parenthesis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parentheticaladjective

    of the nature of a parenthesis; pertaining to, or expressed in, or as in, a parenthesis; as, a parenthetical clause; a parenthetic remark

  2. Parentheticaladjective

    using or containing parentheses

  3. Etymology: [Cf. Gr. pare`nqetos.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parenthetical in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parenthetical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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