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1Either of a pair of marks in the form < > used to enclose words or figures so as to separate them from their context.
parenthesis, braceView synonyms
- ‘The last line is a prompt with the command number (incrementing as you enter more commands) and angle brackets, where the number of angle brackets signifies nested commands.’
- ‘The program then generates highly detailed RDF metadata without the author having seen a single angle bracket.’
- ‘They can be referred to as a group using angle brackets, < 100 >.’
- ‘It goes without saying that you replace the expressions in angle brackets with the relevant information.’
- ‘Transcriptions from Newton's manuscripts represent deletions as strike-outs and insertions are enclosed within angle brackets.’
2another term for bracket (sense 3 of the noun)
- ‘Mark on the wall where the holes in the angle bracket are.’
- ‘I then cut it into sections and drilled holes in each panel to act as angle brackets to fasten the drive assembly/front bezel to the motherboard with nuts and bolts.’
- ‘Make five marks where you will mount the angle brackets that will hold these two pieces together.’
- ‘Attach one of the binder clips to one side clipping it on the angle bracket.’
- ‘Then, fasten it to the floor with toe nails or angle brackets.’
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