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Synonyms for parenthesis
pəˈrɛn θə sɪs; -ˌsizparen·the·sis

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  1. parenthesisnoun


  2. parenthesisnoun

    A clause, phrase or word which is inserted (usually for explanation or amplification) into a passage which is already grammatically complete, and usually marked off with brackets, commas or dashes.

    round bracket, paren

  3. parenthesisnoun

    Either of a pair of brackets, especially round brackets, ( and ) (used to enclose parenthetical material in a text).

    paren, round bracket

  4. parenthesisnoun

    A digression; the use of such digressions.

    paren, round bracket

  5. parenthesisnoun

    Such brackets as used to clarify expressions by grouping those terms affected by a common operator, or to enclose the components of a vector or the elements of a matrix.

    paren, round bracket

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. parenthesisnoun

    either of two punctuation marks (or) used to enclose textual material

    digression, excursus, aside, divagation

  2. digression, aside, excursus, divagation, parenthesisnoun

    a message that departs from the main subject

    deflection, excursion, excursus, digression, divagation, deflexion, aside, diversion, deviation

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PPDB, the paraphrase database3.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "parenthesis":

    parentheses, brackets, bracket, hiatus, interlude

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  1. Greta Jung:

    They should have made a parenthesis in the subtitles when the North Korean character speaks.

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