See also: :(

TranslingualEdit

Character  ( 
Unicode name LEFT PARENTHESIS
Codepoint U+0028
( ← Basic Latin → *

Punctuation markEdit

(

  1. Begins supplemental information
    Sen. John McCain (R., Arizona) spoke at length.
  2. (mathematics) Begins a mathematical phrase that has increased precedence in terms of operators
    2/(3+8)
  3. Begins a parenthetical phrase
    I gave it to Fred (who was going there anyways) before I left.
  4. Begins denoting an alternative option for a preceding word.
    Go get the dog(s) - Here, s is a common shorthand for the plural dogs
    A variable with persistence that is currently above (below) its mean will tend not go below (above) its mean for some time.
  5. Represents a mouth vertically aligned, in order to form emoticons.

Derived termsEdit

  • (small form variant)

SynonymsEdit

  • (parenthetical phrase)
  • (mathematical precedence) {, [

See alsoEdit

  • to (Lojban)

Punctuation

Last modified on 4 June 2013, at 19:38