Definition of angle bracket in English:

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angle bracket


1Either of a pair of marks in the form < > used to enclose words or figures so as to separate them from their context.
Example sentences
  • The program then generates highly detailed RDF metadata without the author having seen a single angle bracket.
  • Transcriptions from Newton's manuscripts represent deletions as strike-outs and insertions are enclosed within angle brackets.
  • 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.
2 another term for bracket (sense 3 of the noun).
Example sentences
  • Mark on the wall where the holes in the angle bracket are.
  • Attach one of the binder clips to one side clipping it on the angle bracket.
  • Make five marks where you will mount the angle brackets that will hold these two pieces together.

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