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Definitions for parenthetical expression
par·en·thet·i·cal ex·pres·sion

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  1. parenthetical expression, parentheticalnoun

    an expression in parentheses

    "his writing was full of parentheticals"


  1. parenthetical expression

    In rhetoric, a parenthesis (plural: parentheses; from the Ancient Greek word παρένθεσις parénthesis 'injection, insertion', literally '(a) putting in beside') or parenthetical phrase is an explanatory or qualifying word, clause, or sentence inserted into a passage. The parenthesis could be left out and still form grammatically correct text. Parenthetical expressions are usually delimited by round or square brackets, dashes, or commas.


  1. parenthetical expression

    A parenthetical expression is a phrase or clause that is inserted within a sentence, set off by parentheses, dashes, commas, or other punctuation marks. It is usually used to add extra information, clarify a point, or make a comment that is somewhat separate yet related to the main idea of the sentence. It does not affect the overall structure or meaning of the sentence if removed.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parenthetical expression in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parenthetical expression in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  • التعبير قوسينArabic

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