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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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parentheticalpar‧en‧thet‧i‧cal /ˌpærənˈθetɪkəl◂/ (also parenthetic /-ˈθetɪk◂/) adjective formal  ALADDsaid or written while you are talking or writing about something else in order to explain something or add information parenthetical references to his childhoodparenthetically /-kli/ adverb
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parentheticalThe help given by the police department is briefly acknowledged in a parenthetical comment.For example, Dickens is fond of parenthetical constructions which allow the generalizing authorial voice to interrupt the narrative flow.To avoid interrupting the flow of the main text, occasional bits of parenthetical material appear as footnotes.
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