bracket


bracket
I UK [ˈbrækɪt] / US [ˈbrækət] noun [countable]
Word forms "bracket":
singular bracket plural brackets
*
1)
a) bracket or 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.

b) American a square bracket
See:
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) a piece of wood, metal, or plastic fixed to a wall as a support for something such as a shelf or a light

II UK [ˈbrækɪt] / US [ˈbrækət] verb [transitive]
Word forms "bracket":
present tense I/you/we/they bracket he/she/it brackets present participle bracketing past tense bracketed past participle bracketed
1)
a) to put brackets around something that is written to show that it is separate information
b) to join lines of writing with a bracket to show that they belong together or should be considered together
bracket something with something:

Philip saw that another name was bracketed with his.

2) to consider people or things as members of the same group
bracket someone/something with someone/something:

Don't bracket me with your greedy relations.

3) to fix something in place or support something using wooden, metal, or plastic brackets

English dictionary. 2014.

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