bracket - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1



    round bracket

    British 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. The American word is parenthesis
    in brackets:

    The codes are given in brackets.

  2. 2
    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

  3. 3
    a piece of wood, metal, or plastic fixed to a wall as a support for something such as a shelf or a light