square bracket

square bracket
noun Date: 1872 bracket 3a

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • square bracket — n BrE one of the pair of signs [ ] that are used for enclosing information American Equivalent: bracketin square brackets ▪ The words in square brackets should be deleted …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • square bracket — n. either of a pair of signs [ ]: see BRACKET (n. 5) …   English World dictionary

  • square bracket — noun count either of the symbols or that are often used in mathematics and scientific writing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • square bracket — noun either of two punctuation marks ([ or ]) used to enclose textual material • Syn: ↑bracket • Derivationally related forms: ↑bracket (for: ↑bracket) • Hypernyms: ↑punctuation, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • square bracket — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms square bracket : singular square bracket plural square brackets either of the symbols [ or ] that are often used in mathematics and scientific writing …   English dictionary

  • square bracket — noun Either of a pair of symbols, , used for various purposes, e.g. to enclose text inserted or replaced by an editor, to indicate various mathematical operations, and to indicate a link in MediaWiki syntax. We must, in short, employ a special… …   Wiktionary

  • square bracket — square′ brack′et n. pri bracket 4) • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • square bracket — bracket (def. 3). [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • square bracket — /skwɛə ˈbrækət/ (say skwair brakuht) noun See bracket (def. 6a) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Bracket (disambiguation) — Bracket may refer to: * Bracket, one of a class of punctuation marks used in pairs to set apart or interject text within other text ** Square bracket, one type of punctuation bracket (primarily American usage) ** Parenthesis, another type of… …   Wikipedia

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