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[ U+005B, [
Basic Latin \

] U+005D, ]
Basic Latin ^

Translingual edit

Punctuation mark edit

[ ] (English name square brackets)

  1. Encloses a number of changes in quoted text.
    1. Paraphrase inserted to clarify context.
      [Luke,] I am your father.
    2. Comments about alterations.
      The message said: "Type the e-mail address [your address here] into the box."
      • 2007 April 6, Atari Online News Etc.[1], volume 9, number 14 (in English), page n4:
        Talk about sloooooowww. It’s like 5-minutes odd to boot up on a brand new laptop with so much anti-virus [poop] and gizmo [poop] on it.
    3. Orthographical alterations.
      He said, "[d]on't do it!"
    4. (papyrology, epigraphy) Restored writing that was present in the original text but has since become damaged or broken away.
      Synonym: ‹ ›
    5. (textual criticism, palaeography) Denotes a text deemed interpolated.
    6. See [...] for omissions in quoted text.
  2. Encloses parenthetical information within parentheses ( ).
    • 1915, Friedrich Loofs, “Macedonianism”, in James Hastings, John A[lexander] Selbie, Louis H[erbert] Gray, editors, Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics, volume VIII (Life and Death–Mulla) (in English), Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, []; New York, N.Y.: Charles Scribner’s Sons, [], page 225, column 2:
      The leading doctrine of the Macedonians is found in the thesis characterized by their opponents as ‘Pneumatomachian,’ viz. that the Holy Spirit is not to be designated Θεός (frag. 32, lines 1–8, Dial. c. Maced. i. 1 [p. 1292 A]; frag. 29, Did. de Trin. iii. xxxvi. [p. 965 B]).
    • 1924, The Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, volume 19 (in English), page 241:
      The diorite torso of a hunter holds almost the same attitude, except that he poises his spear low, as if striking (H. 23⅜ in. [59.3 cm.]).
    • 1987, Jaan Puhvel, “Celtic Myth”, in Comparative Mythology (in English), Baltimore, Md., London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, published 1988 (2nd printing), →ISBN, part II (Traditions), page 185:
      Like Achilles, he alacritously chose a short life of fame and in short order developed into a full-blown berserk, complete with contortions (riastrad: eye trick, mouth stretched from ear to ear, hair standing on end as if by static electricity, magic halo [lūan lāith ‘warrior’s moon’] over his head), but also subject to the multiple geis or tabu that shadows the Irish hero.
    • 1996, Michael Toolan, “Metaphor”, in Total Speech: An Integrational Linguistic Approach to Language (Post-Contemporary Interventions) (in English), Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, →ISBN, page 64:
      It might be better thought of as the removal of the routinely assumed footing (to use Goffman’s phrase [Goffman 1981]), [] a similar transformation of the footing must often be identified (for recent interesting discussion of “footing” and the complexity of participant roles in discourse, see Levinson [1988]). [] One influential paper on metaphor concludes by suggesting that most metaphor works “by reference to analogies that are known to relate the two domains” (Rumelhart 1979: 89).
    • 2021 September 6, “Brackets and parentheses”, in Australian Government Style Manual[2] (in English), archived from the original on 2021-09-20:
      Don’t use sets of parentheses inside each other. Instead, use square brackets if you must put parenthetical information within parentheses.
      Like this
      Australia’s Parliament House (architects Mitchell/Giurgola & Thorp [New York]) opened on 9 May 1988.
  3. Encloses a number starting an item in a list.
    Synonym: ( )
    • 1954 February 15, Henry E. Michelson, “The Syndrome of Lupus Erythematosus”, in Modern Medicine, volume 22, number 4 (in English), Minneapolis, Minn.: Modern Medicine Publications, Inc., page 96:
      Two distinct types of lupus erythematosus are recognized: [1] chronic or discoid, which is essentially a skin lesion, and [2] severe systemic, designated as acute.
  4. (linguistics) delimiter for phonetic transcription.
  5. (computing, programming) Encloses optional parameters in syntax help.
    DROP TABLE tbl_name [, tbl_name] ...

Coordinate terms edit

  • / / (encloses a phonemic representation)
  • ⟨ ⟩ (encloses an orthographic representation)
  • ⸢ ⸣ (encloses partially broken or missing glyphs)

Derived terms edit

  • [...] (used when omitting a section in quoted text)

Symbol edit

[ ]

  1. (mathematics) Encloses a mathematical phrase which has increased operator precedence.
  2. (mathematics) Encloses a polynomial ring.
  3. (mathematics) An alternating bilinear function satisfying the Jacobi identity; typically in the context of and as the operation of a Lie algebra, thus referred to as Lie bracket.
  4. (mathematics) Encloses a matrix or vector.
    Synonym: ( )
  5. (mathematics) Singles out a digit or portion of an equation, for commentary.
    • 1962, Jack Frohlichstein, Mathematical Fun, Games and Puzzles (in English), Courier Corporation, →ISBN, page 47:
  6. (mathematics) Denotes the least common multiple of two integers.
  7. (mathematics) Alternative form of ⌊ ⌋
  8. (programming) In a number of programming languages, used as the array index operator, the subscript operator.
    t[1] = "one"
    t[2] = "two"
  9. (regular expressions) Matches a single character that is contained within the brackets, including ranges.
    [a-ce] matches "a", "b", "c", or "e"

Related terms edit

  • (mathematical precedence) ( ), { }

See also edit