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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: qualifying or explaining; placed or as if placed in parentheses; "parenthetical remarks" [syn: parenthetic, parenthetical] n
1: an expression in parentheses; "his writing was full of parentheticals" [syn: parenthetical expression, parenthetical]

Merriam Webster's

adjective see parenthesis

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Parenthetic Par`en*thet"ic, Parenthetical Par`en*thet"ic*al, a. [Cf. Gr. ?.] 1. Of the nature of a parenthesis; pertaining to, or expressed in, or as in, a parenthesis; as, a parenthetical clause; a parenthetic remark. A parenthetical observation of Moses himself. --Hales. 2. Using or containing parentheses.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

A parenthetical remark or section is put into something written or spoken but is not essential to it. Fox was making a long parenthetical remark about his travels on the border of the country. ADJ: usu ADJ n parenthetically Well, parenthetically, I was trying to quit smoking at the time... And what, we may ask parenthetically, does it mean? ADV: ADV with cl, ADV with v, ADV adj

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accidental, adrift, beside the mark, beside the point, beside the question, broken, broken off, by-the-way, casual, chopped-off, choppy, decousu, disconnected, discontinued, discontinuous, discrete, disjunctive, episodic, extraneous, extrinsic, fitful, herky-jerky, immaterial, impertinent, inadmissible, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, incidental, incoherent, inconsequent, intercalary, interjectional, intermittent, interpolative, interrupted, irregular, irrelative, irrelevant, jagged, jerky, nihil ad rem, noncontinuous, nonessential, nonlinear, nonsequential, nonserial, nonuniform, not at issue, occasional, off the subject, out-of-the-way, parenthetic, patchy, scrappy, snatchy, spasmodic, spotty, suspended, unconnected, unessential, unjoined, unsuccessive



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