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noun [countable] parenthesis pronunciation in American English /pəˈrenθəsɪs/ 
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singularparenthesis
pluralparentheses
  1. 1
    [usually plural] one of the two symbols ( and ), used in writing for separating a word, phrase, or number from the rest of a sentence
    in parentheses:

    The students' nationalities are shown in parentheses.

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