angle brackets

angle bracket

noun
one of two marks < or > used in printing to enclose parenthetical matter, interpolations, etc.

Origin:
1955–60

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angle bracket
 
n
either of a pair of brackets having the shapes < and >

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angle brackets

n. Either of the characters `<' (ASCII 0111100) and `>' (ASCII 0111110) (ASCII less-than or greater-than signs). Typographers in the Real World use angle brackets which are either taller and slimmer (the ISO `Bra' and `Ket' characters), or significantly smaller (single or double guillemets) than the less-than and greater-than signs. See broket, ASCII.
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