angle bracket

angle bracket
1. either of two punctuation marks (`<' or `>') used in computer programming and sometimes used to enclose textual material
Syn: ↑bracket
Derivationally related forms: ↑bracket (for: ↑bracket)
Hypernyms: ↑punctuation, ↑punctuation mark
2. an L-shaped metal bracket
Syn: ↑angle iron
Hypernyms: ↑bracket, ↑wall bracket

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noun, pl ⋯ -ets [count]
: either one of a pair of punctuation marks 〈 〉 used to enclose written material

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ˈangle bracket f15 [angle bracket] noun usually plural
one of a pair of marks, \< \>, used around words or figures to separate them from the surrounding text

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