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square bracket

bracket (def 3).
Origin of square bracket
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for square bracket
  • The right hand side of the above equation has two terms in the outer square bracket.
  • In particular, the last four terms in the square bracket describe such effects.
  • The field itself should end in a period unless a hyphen, question mark, or square bracket is already present.
  • The square bracket operator can be used to build arrays.
British Dictionary definitions for square bracket

square bracket

either of a pair of characters [ ], used to enclose a section of writing or printing to separate it from the main text
Also called bracket. either of these characters used as a sign of aggregation in mathematical or logical expressions indicating that the expression contained in the brackets is to be evaluated first and treated as a unit in the evaluation of the whole
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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