Definition of paren in English:

paren

Syllabification: pa·ren
Pronunciation: /pəˈren
 
/

noun

(usually parens) Printing
A parenthesis.
More example sentences
  • When I'm editing a Perl script it adds the tags and checks the parens.

Origin

early 20th century: abbreviation of parenthesis.

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Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
adjective
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up