Definition of paren in English:

paren

Line breaks: paren
Pronunciation: /pəˈrɛn
 
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noun

(usually parens) Printing
A round bracket.
More example sentences
  • Here is their 9 point charter (comments in parens).

Origin

early 20th century: abbreviation of parenthesis.

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