Definitions for "Parenthesis"
A word, phrase, or sentence, by way of comment or explanation, inserted in, or attached to, a sentence which would be grammatically complete without it. It is usually inclosed within curved lines (see def. 2 below), or dashes.
One of the curved lines () which inclose a parenthetic word or phrase.
Parenthesis are used to control the order of searching in a database. If you use parenthesis around a phrase including an AND, OR, NOT statement that phrase will be searched for first before the other searching is done.
a message that departs from the main subject
Used by the writer to whisper a witty aside to the reader. example - ". . . in order that they might live, (That is, to keep comfortably warm) and die in New England at last" Henry David Thoreau "His grandfather went out to work a few mornings a week (he was a janitor for the high school) and his uncle Fritz slept in a kind of perpetual sleep in the back room." Joyce Carol Oates "Twice has she condescended to give me her opinion (unasked too) on the subject!" Jane Austen
The pair of characters most commonly used in C and C++. These characters are used for parameter lists as well as setting precedence in expressions. Visually, these characters appear as ( and ) in the Courier font.
perspective power previous proper
Keywords:  convenient, write, device
a convenient device, but a write