Paren definition

pə-rĕn
(informal) A parenthesis (bracket used to enclose parenthetical material in text).
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Paren is short for parenthesis, which is a punctuation mark that encloses comments or information within a sentence, or is used in math equations.

An example of a paren is the mark on either side of the last word in this sentence (mostly).

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A parenthesis.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
paren
Plural:
parens

Origin of paren