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parenthetic

[par-uh n-thet-ik] /ˌpær ənˈθɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, noting, or of the nature of a parenthesis:
several unnecessary parenthetic remarks.
2.
characterized by the use of parentheses.
Origin of parenthetic
1770-1780
1770-80; back formation from parenthetical < Greek parénthet(os) interpolated (verbid of parentithénai, equivalent to par- par- + en- en-2 + the-, variant stem of tithénai to put + -tos verbal adjective suffix) + -ic + -al1
Related forms
parentheticality, parentheticalness, noun
parenthetically, adverb
interparenthetic, adjective
interparenthetical, adjective
interparenthetically, adverb
unparenthetic, adjective
unparenthetical, adjective
unparenthetically, adverb
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