parenthetic

[par-uhn-thet-ik]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, noting, or of the nature of a parenthesis: several unnecessary parenthetic remarks.
2.
characterized by the use of parentheses.
Also, parenthetical.


Origin:
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

parentheticality, parentheticalness, noun
parenthetically, adverb
interparenthetic, adjective
interparenthetical, adjective
interparenthetically, adverb
unparenthetic, adjective
unparenthetical, adjective
unparenthetically, adverb
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parenthesis (pəˈrɛnθɪsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
1.  a phrase, often explanatory or qualifying, inserted into a passage with which it is not grammatically connected, and marked off by brackets, dashes, etc
2.  Also called: bracket either of a pair of characters, (), used to enclose such a phrase or as a sign of aggregation in mathematical or logical expressions
3.  an intervening occurrence; interlude; interval
4.  in parenthesis inserted as a parenthesis
 
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek: something placed in besides, from parentithenai, from para-1 + en-² + tithenai to put]
 
parenthetic
 
adj
 
paren'thetical
 
adj
 
paren'thetically
 
adv

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Example sentences
Fourth, enclose parenthetic expressions between commas.
Parenthetic expressions are word groups that are not essential to the meaning of a sentence.
To enclose a parenthetic clause where the interruption is too great to be.
The parenthetic values are again standard deviations over depth.
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