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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

bragget, probably from Middle French braguette.

Noun

Singular
bracket

Plural
{{{1}}}

bracket ({{{1}}})
  1. Item attached to a wall to hold up a shelf.
  2. Generically any of "(", ")", "[", "]", "{", "}", and, in the area of computer languages, "<", ">".
  3. "(" and ")" specifically, the other forms above requiring adjectives for disambiguation.
  4. (Technical) "[" and "]" specifically - opposed to the other forms which have their own technical names.
  5. (sports)
    1. printed diagram of games in a tournament
    2. prediction of the outcome of games in a tournament, used for betting purposes
  6. one of several ranges of numbers
    tax bracket, age bracket

See also

Punctuation

( ( ) ) ( [ ] ) ( { } ) ( )

Derived terms

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Verb

Infinitive
to bracket

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to bracket (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To bound on both sides, to surround as enclosing with brackets.
    I tried to hit the bullseye by first bracketing it with two shots and then splitting the difference with my third, but I missed.

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