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{language, word, form}
{work, book, publish}
{@card@, make, design}
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Brackets are tall punctuation marks used in matched pairs within text, to set apart or interject other text. In the United States, "bracket" usually refers specifically to the "square" or "box" type;[1][2] in British usage it normally refers to the "round" type, which is called a parenthesis mark in American usage.


List of types

  • round brackets, open brackets, brackets (UK), or parentheses:  ( )
  • square brackets, closed brackets, or brackets (US):  [ ]
  • curly brackets, squiggly brackets, definite brackets, swirly brackets, birdie brackets, Scottish brackets, squirrelly brackets, braces, gullwings, or fancy brackets:  { }
  • angle brackets, triangular brackets, diamond brackets, tuples, or chevrons:  ⟨ ⟩
  • inequality signs:  < >
  • corner brackets: ⸤ ⸥; 「 」

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