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  1. bracket

    • IPA[ˈbrakit]

    美式

    • n.
      each of a pair of marks [ ] used to enclose words or figures so as to separate them from the context;a category of people or things that are similar or fall between specified limits
    • v.
      enclose (words or figures) in brackets;enclose (a complex expression) in brackets to denote that the whole of the expression rather than just a part of it has a particular relation, such as multiplication or division, to another expression.
    • verb: bracket, 3rd person present: brackets, gerund or present participle: bracketing, past tense: bracketed, past participle: bracketed

    • noun: bracket, plural noun: brackets

    • 釋義

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    動詞

    • 1. enclose (words or figures) in brackets I have bracketed the phrase “of contrary qualities” in the translation, since it is not explicit in the Greek
    • enclose (a complex expression) in brackets to denote that the whole of the expression rather than just a part of it has a particular relation, such as multiplication or division, to another expression.
    • put (a belief or matter) aside temporarily he bracketed off the question of God
    • 2. place (one or more people or things) in the same category or group he is sometimes bracketed with the “new wave” of film directors
    • 3. hold or attach (something) by means of a right-angled support pipes should be bracketed
    • 4. establish the range of (a target) by firing two preliminary shots, one short of the target and the other beyond it.
    • establish (the correct exposure) by taking several pictures with slightly more or less exposure it's always best to bracket your exposures