bracket

Definitions

  • Wall Brackets, Double-Hung: a. Single Support. b. Double Support
    Wall Brackets, Double-Hung: a. Single Support. b. Double Support
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bracket classify or group
    • v bracket place into brackets "Please bracket this remark"
    • v bracket support with brackets "bracket bookshelves"
    • n bracket a support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf)
    • n bracket either of two punctuation marks ([ or ]) used to enclose textual material
    • n bracket either of two punctuation marks (`<' or `>') used in computer programming and sometimes used to enclose textual material
    • n bracket a category falling within certain defined limits
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: About 25 percent of all male Americans between the ages of ten and fifteen were "gainfully employed" at the turn of the century. By 1970, so few in that age bracket were employed that the U.S. Census Bureau did not bother to make inquiries about them.
    • Bracket (Gunnery) A figure determined by firing a projectile beyond a target and another short of it, as a basis for ascertaining the proper elevation of the piece; -- only used in the phrase, to establish a bracket. After the bracket is established shots are fired with intermediate elevations until the exact range is obtained. In the United States navy it is called fork.
    • Bracket A gas fixture or lamp holder projecting from the face of a wall, column, or the like.
    • Bracket (Engin. & Mech) A piece or combination of pieces, usually triangular in general shape, projecting from, or fastened to, a wall, or other surface, to support heavy bodies or to strengthen angles.
    • Bracket (Naut) A shot, crooked timber, resembling a knee, used as a support.
    • Bracket (Arch) An architectural member, plain or ornamental, projecting from a wall or pier, to support weight falling outside of the same; also, a decorative feature seeming to discharge such an office.
    • Bracket (Print) One of two characters [], used to inclose a reference, explanation, or note, or a part to be excluded from a sentence, to indicate an interpolation, to rectify a mistake, or to supply an omission, and for certain other purposes; -- called also crotchet.
    • Bracket (Mil) The cheek or side of an ordnance carriage.
    • Bracket To place within brackets; to connect by brackets; to furnish with brackets.
    • Bracket (Gunnery) To shoot so as to establish a bracket for (an object).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bracket A supporting piece or combination of pieces of moderate projection, generally springing from a vertical surface. In architecture, an ornamental projection from the face of a wall, intended to support a statue, pier, etc.; a corbel. In carpentry: A wooden support of triangular outline placed under a shelf or the like. An ornamental piece supporting a hammer-beam. A tie for strengthening angles. One of the stays that hold a locomotive-boiler to the frame; also, of those used to hold the slide-bars. Any projecting wooden or metal piece fastened to a wall or other surface as a support for some object. Brackets for machinery are of very many different forms, according to the situations in which they are placed and the uses for which they serve, as wall-brackets, hanging-brackets or hangers, etc. See hanger.
    • n bracket A gas-pipe with a burner, and often a support for a shade or globe, projecting from a wall or pillar. Such brackets are commonly provided with one or more joints, in order that the position of the light may be changed, and that the bracket may be folded in a small space when not in use.
    • n bracket In gunnery, the cheek of a mortar-carriage, made of strong planking.
    • n bracket One of two marks [ ], formerly called crotchets, used to inclose a note, reference, explanation, or the like, and thus separate it from the context; sometimes, also, one of a pair of braces { } similarly used, or a single brace { used to couple two or more lines or names.
    • n bracket The position of being classed or bracketed with another or others. Specifically, in the University of Cambridge, from 1779 to 1834, one of a number of classes into which candidates for the degree of B. A. were divided according to their excellence at the first three days' examinations. The class-list was called the brackets, and the last day's examination the examination of the brackets.
    • n bracket A name given to a head-dress of the fourteenth century.
    • n bracket In mining, the platform over the mouth of a shaft.
    • bracket To furnish with or support by a bracket or brackets; in writing and printing, to place within brackets.
    • bracket To place on or within the same bracket or brackets; join or mention together as coequal or correlative; connect by or as if by a printers' brace: as, the names of Smith and Jones are bracketed, or bracketed together, as candidates.
    • n bracket Same as bragget.
    • bracket Brackish; salt; briny: as, “living upon beef and brack water.”
    • n bracket In carriages, a heavy standard placed at an incline at the front end of the boot of a coach as a support for the foot-board.
    • n bracket A stiffening-rib on a casting.
    • n bracket In wood ship-building, a short crooked timber, resembling a knee, for support or ornament.
    • n bracket In iron ship-building, a piece of plate of a triangular shape uniting, at their junction, two parts which meet at an angle to strengthen the joint against flexure. A bracket differs from a gusset in that it meets at least one of the surfaces to which it is attached angularly, being secured thereto by a riveted flange or a piece of angle-bar. The two terms are loosely used interchangeably. See gusset.
    • bracket In ship-building, to unite by a bracket.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bracket brak′et a support for something fastened to a wall, the ornamental metal pipe bearing gas-lamps, &c.:
    • n Bracket brak′et (pl.) in printing, the marks
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Quotations

  • Judith Viorst
    Judith Viorst
    “Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket, or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OF. braguette, codpiece, F. brayette, Sp. bragueta, also a projecting mold in architecture; dim. fr. L. bracae, breeches; cf. also, OF. bracon, beam, prop, support; of unknown origin. Cf. Breeches
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
used to enclose one or more words: one of the side pieces of a gun-carriage, supporting the trunnions.—v.t. to support by brackets: to enclose by brackets: to group two names, as in an honour list, implying equality. [Fr. braguette; Sp. bragueta—L. braca, bracæ, breeches.

Usage

In literature:

Fifteen of the uncials (including AD), and every known cursive, besides all the Latin and all the Syriac copies recognize the bracketed words.
"The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels" by John Burgon
Stands of flowers encircled three sides, and a lamp stood out from the walls in a bracket.
"The Fortunes of the Farrells" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
And on a bracket, under a glass case, there was a common pewter quart pot, which the doctor would not have exchanged for a vase of gold.
"Dr. Jolliffe's Boys" by Lewis Hough
Over its head was the gas-bracket and the bell-knob.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Hatton Garden is a wide thoroughfare with some modern offices and many older houses, with bracketed doorways and carved woodwork.
"Holborn and Bloomsbury" by Sir Walter Besant
The words in brackets are conjectural, the stone at that point being much corroded.
"Notes and Queries, No. 181, April 16, 1853" by Various
A couple of middling high-bracket investigators took over for a while.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
Missing words or letters are supplied in brackets.
"The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn" by Henry P. Johnston
The very shrine before which Sophia had knelt, bracket, ikon, and brass candlestick, still hung on the far wall, beside the bed.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
Brackets made of pasteboard will do service a long time.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884." by Various
In ward number 23 the oil lamps, stuck in brackets along the walls, smoked.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Designs for $50 worth of Brackets.
"The Youth's Companion" by Various
Above are seven niches, with brackets and canopies of good carved work.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé
The darkened auditorium loomed beyond the solitary T-bracket like a great sepulchre.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
A third case with iron brackets, hooks, hinges, etc.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
For the sake of clarity, in this e-book the entries below are numbered at the left margin without the bracket.
"Shakespearean Playhouses" by Joseph Quincy Adams
Its intensification tubes were glowing in a dim phosphorescent row on a nearby bracket.
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
He balanced himself by touching the brackets which held the lamps.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
Wise and Mr. Walter Slater may be bracketed together, partly because they have been formed side by side.
"The Book-Hunter in London" by William Roberts
Flowers were in vases on brackets, and low, quaint china bowls.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
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In poetry:

He sat him down with solemn book
His sadness to beguile;
A skull from off its bracket-nook
Threw him a lipless smile;
But its awful, laughter-mocking look,
Was a passing moonbeam's wile.
"The Homeless Ghost" by George MacDonald
Blossom and greenness, making all
The winter birthday tropical,
And the plain Quaker parlors gay,
Have gone from bracket, stand, and wall;
We saw them fade, and droop, and fall,
And laid them tenderly away.
"The Birthday Wreath" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Additionally, the new Sola ENG kit features a detachable D-Tap power cable, and stand adapter bracket so it is quick and easy to mount on either a camera or a stand.
The event pitted teams of three against one another, with the first team to saddle its steer and ride it across the finish line advancing in the bracket-style competition.
State income tax rate (highest bracket) 9.30% * 6.46.
Sixty -six (66) teams fought hard, across eight brackets, to championship games as follows.
The Vardar- Arizona U13 Girls team captured first place in the premiere bracket at the recent Kick for Cure Soccer Tournament in Scottsdale.
The Brazos Blaze lost to the Austin Slam Rangers 15-7 in their first bracket game at Premier National Championship in Dallas, TX.
The 2012 NCAA Tournament Bracket has been released.
Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team advances to winners bracket final at state tournament.
BROWERVILLE — Staples-Motley eliminated Wadena 8-3 in the losers bracket of the District 6 Division II tournament Friday before it was eliminated following a 2-1 loss to Albany later in the day.
North Carolina’s season came to a disappointing end Sunday in a 9-5 loss against St John’s, which also defeated the Tar Heels on Saturday in a loser’s bracket game.
The preview story on the Lady Pirates, along with the girls bracket of the Keys Cougars Invitational, will appear in Saturday's edition.
Goose Creek's sudden ouster is playoff bracket's gain.
The NCAA revealed the bracket Sunday.
If you're wondering, she did try hanging the blind with the wrong-sized brackets once, just to see if they would work.
Business Improvement District's 2013 Board of Directors after an unprecedented runoff election was needed for the Owners of Assessed Apartment or Commercial Property bracket.
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In science:

As we have no R matrix in commutator now, we can recognize in the second bracket a Kirillov-Poisson bracket corresponding to untwisted affin ization ˆgx in x of g.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
The leading bracket (6.1) obviously de fines finite dimensional one and we thus end up with pencil of finite dimensional Poisson brackets corresponding to s = sh integrable hierarchy: {wi , wj }λ = Aij (w) − λB ij (w) .
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
The first bracket reflects possible traces of long-distance correlations; the last term in the second bracket seems to be negligible when fitting data and will be omitted in the following.
Modelling Bose-Einstein effect from asymmetric sources in Monte Carlo generators
If (M , Λ, E ) is a Jacobi manifold one can define a bracket of functions, the Jacobi bracket, in such a way that the space C ∞ (M , R) endowed with the Jacobi bracket is a local Lie algebra in the sense of Kirillov .
Generalized Lie bialgebroids and Jacobi structures
On the other hand, in , we studied Jacobi structures on the dual bundle A∗ to a vector bundle A such that the Jacobi bracket of linear functions is again linear and the Jacobi bracket of a linear function and the constant function 1 is a basic function.
Generalized Lie bialgebroids and Jacobi structures
Schouten bracket of A (for the properties of the φ0 -Schouten bracket, see Theorem 3.5).
Generalized Lie bialgebroids and Jacobi structures
If A is a Lie algebroid, the Lie bracket on the sections of A can be extended to the socalled Schouten bracket [[ , ]] on the space Γ(∧∗A) = ⊕k Γ(∧kA) of multi-sections of A.
Generalized Lie bialgebroids and Jacobi structures
X0 ) is the φ0 -Schouten bracket (resp. X0 -Schouten bracket) on • [[ , ]]φ0 (resp. (A, [[ , ]], ρ) (resp. (A∗ , [[ , ]]∗ , ρ∗ )). • ρφ0 : Γ(A) × C ∞ (M , R) → C ∞(M , R) (resp. ρ∗X0 : Γ(A∗) × C ∞ (M , R) → C ∞(M , R)) is the representation given by (3.1).
Generalized Lie bialgebroids and Jacobi structures
Under this identification, the Lie bracket [[ , ]] induces, in a natural way, a Lie bracket on Γ( ˜A) which is also denoted by [[ , ]].
Generalized Lie bialgebroids and Jacobi structures
Just as in the quantization of a classical mechanical system defined in terms of a Poisson brackets, the Poisson bracket appearing in the membrane theory is replaced in the matrix regularization of the theory by a matrix commutator.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
The Poisson bracket used to transform Eq. (11) to Eq. (12) can be generalized to a higher-dimensional algebraic structure known as the classical Nambu bracket (Nambu, 1973).
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
Of course, a tree does not contain any bracket structure and to reestablish these is the main task of this routine. A “granny” knot is used in order to avoid an overburden bracket structure.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
To resolve this, let [ξ , ζ ] denote the Lie bracket defined on the formal Lie algebra of left invariant vector fields on the manifold Aut Y , and let [ξY , ζY ] denote the usual Lie bracket defined on X Y (in which the vector fields are right invariant with respect to the Aut Y action).
A Frame Bundle Generalization of Multisymplectic Momentum Mappings
Traditionally, each symbol marked a separate node; brackets contained all the children of the node marked by the symbol immediately preceding the opening bracket.
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
The Hamiltonian and the above Poisson brackets determine the evolution of our classical system; the Poisson brackets are consistent with the constraint equation.
Large N limit of SO(N) gauge theory of fermions and bosons
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