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PARENTHETICAL

 Dictionary entry overview: What does parenthetical mean? 

PARENTHETICAL (noun)
  The noun PARENTHETICAL has 1 sense:

1. an expression in parentheses

  Familiarity information: PARENTHETICAL used as a noun is very rare.


PARENTHETICAL (adjective)
  The adjective PARENTHETICAL has 1 sense:

1. qualifying or explaining; placed or as if placed in parentheses

  Familiarity information: PARENTHETICAL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PARENTHETICAL (noun)


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Meaning:

An expression in parentheses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

parenthetical; parenthetical expression

Context example:

his writing was full of parentheticals

Hypernyms ("parenthetical" is a kind of...):

adjunct (a construction that can be used to extend the meaning of a word or phrase but is not one of the main constituents of a sentence)


PARENTHETICAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Qualifying or explaining; placed or as if placed in parentheses

Synonyms:

parenthetic; parenthetical

Context example:

parenthetical remarks

Similar:

incident; incidental ((sometimes followed by 'to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence)


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