Parenthesis vs Paresthesis - What's the difference?

parenthesis | paresthesis |


As nouns the difference between parenthesis and paresthesis

is that parenthesis is a clause, phrase or word which is inserted (usually for explanation or amplification) into a passage which is already grammatically complete, and usually marked off with brackets, commas or dashes while paresthesis is (symptom) paresthesia.

parenthesis

English

Noun

(parentheses)
  • A clause, phrase or word which is inserted (usually for explanation or amplification) into a passage which is already grammatically complete, and usually marked off with brackets, commas or dashes.
  • Either of a pair of brackets, especially round brackets, (used to enclose parenthetical material in a text).
  • (rhetoric) A digression; the use of such digressions.
  • * 2009 , :
  • Ryan Bingham'': I thought I was a part of your life. ''Alex Goran'': I thought we signed up for the same thing... I thought our relationship was perfectly clear. You are an escape. You're a break from our normal lives. You're a parenthesis . ''Ryan Bingham : I'm a parenthesis?
  • (mathematics, logic) Such brackets as used to clarify expressions by grouping those terms affected by a common operator, or to enclose the components of a vector or the elements of a matrix.
  • Synonyms

    * parenthetical expression * (brackets) round bracket * paren (abbreviation, for the meaning "round bracket") * See also

    Derived terms

    * parenthetic * parenthetic, parenthetical * parenthesise, parenthesize

    paresthesis

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (symptom) Paresthesia.