square bracket

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n square bracket either of two punctuation marks ([ or ]) used to enclose textual material
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Usage

In literature:

The words in square brackets are restorations of parts torn off the original letter.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
Words in square brackets from "Antropos," II., pp.
"The Mafulu" by Robert W. Williamson
Where, in quoting a passage, we throw in parenthetically something of our own, we may use square brackets.
""Stops"" by Paul Allardyce
The passages in square brackets are additions I have made from information the family gave me in Naples.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
Points of exclamation, unless enclosed in square brackets, are the author's, not mine.
"Gems (?) of German Thought" by Various
Added words are enclosed within square brackets.
"Selected Sermons of Jonathan Edwards" by Jonathan Edwards
If they are not signed, the order of the gatherings should be noted by the letters of the alphabet in square brackets.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
A few explanatory words have been inserted in square brackets.
"Three Accounts of Peterloo" by Edward Stanley
The top storey projects on brackets from the walls, which stand four-square.
"Cathedral Cities of Italy" by William Wiehe Collins
The shelves consist of brackets of leaves, above which are two niches, square-headed and trefoiled.
"Guernsey Pictorial Directory and Stranger's Guide" by Thomas Bellamy
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In news:

The bracket is made with 2-inch square tubing and fits in a standard 2-inch receiver.
Chi-square analysis was used to compare the number of bracket failures between the pumice and fluoride varnish groups and the number of patients in each group experiencing at least one bond failure.
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In science:

Next we consider the second term in square brackets.
GL(n,q) and Increasing Subsequences in Nonuniform Random Permutations
Here by square brackets we denote commutator of two vector fields.
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
The first and second terms within the square brackets of Eq. (5) are the well-known direct and exchange contributions to the HF problem, respectively .
Symmetry breaking and the random-phase approximation in small quantum dots
Everything that is in square brackets gets changed.
A Universal Approach to Self-Referential Paradoxes, Incompleteness and Fixed Points
Hence, the second term in the square brackets is O(ǫ3 , ǫ3 f ) and will not contribute to the one–loop RG equation.
Liquid crystals in random porous media: Disorder is stronger in low--density aerosils
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