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parens

[puh-renz]
plural noun Informal.
  1. parentheses: The entire sentence should be in parens.
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Origin of parens

by shortening

parens.

  1. parentheses.
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Examples from the Web for parens

Historical Examples of parens

  • The court, accordingly, represents the crown as parens patriae.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8

    Various

  • Mater omnium hominum, parens omnibus subveniens, in Renier, Inscr.

    The Apostles

    Ernest Renan