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noun [countable]     bracket pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    one of the groups that people or things are divided into, according to a feature such as income

    people in the $75,000–$100,000 bracket

  2. 2
    one of a pair of symbols [ ], used in writing or mathematics for showing that the piece of information or set of numbers between them can be considered separately. These are sometimes called square brackets.
    1. b.
  3. 3
    a piece of wood, metal, or plastic attached to a wall as a support for something such as a shelf or a light
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a volume of articles, essays, etc., contributed by many authors in honor of a colleague, usually published on the occasion of their retirement, an important anniversary and the like

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