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Translingual[edit]

Character (
Unicode name LEFT PARENTHESIS
Unicode block Basic Latin
Codepoint U+0028
' ← Basic Latin → )

Punctuation mark[edit]

(

  1. Begins supplemental information
    Sen. John McCain (R., Arizona) spoke at length.
  2. Begins a parenthetical phrase
    I gave it to Fred (who was going there anyways) before I left.
  3. 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.
  4. Sometimes, placed before a letter or number starting an item in a list.
    1) New York, 2) London, 3) Paris.
    (1) New York, (2) London, (3) Paris.
    A) New York, B) London, C) Paris.
    (A) New York, (B) London, (C) Paris.
  5. Represents a mouth vertically aligned, in order to form emoticons.

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:(.

Derived terms[edit]

  • (small form variant)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (parenthetical phrase)

See also[edit]

  • to (Lojban)

Punctuation

Symbol[edit]

(

  1. (mathematics) Begins a mathematical phrase that has increased precedence in terms of operators
    2/(3+8)

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:(.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (mathematical precedence) {, [