[ es-ey-is-tik ]
/ ˌɛs eɪˈɪs tɪk /
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of, relating to, or like an essay, especially in style, format, or organization and often in reflecting a more personal approach than a treatise, thesis, or the like.
resembling formal exposition.
expository; discursive; explanatory.
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Set some time apart to test your bracket symbol knowledge, and see if you can keep your parentheses, squares, curlies, and angles all straight!
Question 1 of 7
Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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In the instance of Beethoven the critical or essayistic side is limited.Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4|Charles Dudley Warner