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Paren vs. Parenthesis — What's the Difference?

Paren vs. Parenthesis — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Paren and Parenthesis

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Paren

A parenthesis.
Jul 02, 2022

Parenthesis

A word or phrase inserted as an explanation or afterthought into a passage which is grammatically complete without it, in writing usually marked off by brackets, dashes, or commas
In a challenging parenthesis, Wordsworth comments on the evil effects of contemporary developments
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Paren

A parenthesis bracket used to enclose parenthetical material in text.
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Parenthesis

An interlude or interval
The three months of coalition government were a lamentable political parenthesis
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Parenthesis

Either or both of the upright curved lines, ( ), used to mark off explanatory or qualifying remarks in writing or printing or enclose a sum, product, or other expression considered or treated as a collective entity in a mathematical operation.
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Parenthesis

A qualifying or amplifying word, phrase, or sentence inserted within written matter in such a way as to be independent of the surrounding grammatical structure.
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Parenthesis

A comment departing from the theme of discourse; a digression.
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Parenthesis

An interruption of continuity; an interval
"This is one of the things I wasn't prepared for—the amount of unfilled time, the long parentheses of nothing" (Margaret Atwood).
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Parenthesis

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.
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Parenthesis

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

(rhetoric) A digression; the use of such digressions.
Jul 02, 2022

Parenthesis

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.
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Parenthesis

A word, phrase, or sentence, by way of comment or explanation, inserted in, or attached to, a sentence which would be grammatically complete without it. It is usually inclosed within curved lines (see def. 2 below), or dashes.
Don't suffer every occasional thought to carry you away into a long parenthesis.
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Parenthesis

One of the curved lines () which inclose a parenthetic word or phrase.
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Parenthesis

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

A message that departs from the main subject
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