Meaning of BRACKET in English
(~s, ~ing, ~ed)
If you say that someone or something is in a particular ~, you mean that they come within a particular range, for example a range of incomes, ages, or prices.
...a 33% top tax rate on everyone in these high-income ~s...
Do you fall outside that age ~?
N-COUNT: usu n N
Brackets are pieces of metal, wood, or plastic that are fastened to a wall in order to support something such as a shelf.
Fix the beam with the ~s and screws.
...adjustable wall ~s.
If two or more people or things are ~ed together, they are considered to be similar or related in some way.
The Magi, Bramins, and Druids were ~ed together as men of wisdom...
Austrian wine styles are often ~ed with those of northern Germany.
VERB: pl-n be V-ed together , be V-ed with n
Brackets are a pair of written marks that you place round a word, expression, or sentence in order to indicate that you are giving extra information. In British English, curved marks like these are also called ~s, but in American English, they are called parentheses .
The prices in ~s are special rates for the under 18s...
N-COUNT: usu pl, oft in N
Brackets are pair of marks that are placed around a series of symbols in a mathematical expression to indicate that those symbols function as one item within the expression.
N-COUNT: usu pl
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