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parenthesis

noun

1 parenthesis

Either of two punctuation marks (or) used to enclose textual material.

Roget 198: interval, interspace; separation etc. 44; break, gap, opening; hole etc. 260; chasm, hiatus, caesura; ... show more

Roget 218: inversion, eversion, subversion, reversion, retroversion, introversion; contraposition etc. 237; contrariety etc. 14; reversal; ... show more

Roget 228: interposition, interjacence, intercurrence, intervenience, interlocation, interdigitation, interjection, interpolation, interlineation, interspersion, intercalation.    [interposition at a fine-grained level] interpenetration; permeation; ... show more

Roget 70: discontinuity; disjunction etc. 44; anacoluthon; interruption, break, fracture, flaw, fault, crack, cut; gap etc. ... show more

Dutch: haakjes, parenthese
Polish: paranteza, parenteza



2 parenthesis

A message that departs from the main subject.

synonyms: aside, digression, divagation, excursus.

Dutch: terzijde
Polish: dygresja


Moby thesaurus: anastrophe, aside, broken thread, brokenness, chiasmus, disconnectedness, disconnection, discontinuance, discontinuation, discontinuity, discontinuousness, discreteness, disjunction, episode, fitfulness, hypallage, hyperbaton, hysteron proteron, incoherence, incompleteness ... show more.

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