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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
Origin of s quark
First recorded in 1975–80
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Example sentences from the Web for s quark
Hannah gave a little "squark" when she felt the girl's cold fingers.Madame Flirt|Charles E. Pearce
British Dictionary definitions for s quark
/ (skwɑːk) /
a hypothetical boson partner of a quark, the existence of which is implied by supersymmetry
Word Origin for squark
C20: from s (uper-) + quark 1
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