from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Either of a pair of symbols, < >, used to enclose written or printed material.
- noun Mathematics Either of these symbols, used especially together to indicate quantities to be treated as a unit.
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- noun computing Either of the two
inequalitysigns of ASCII, < and >, when used as bracketsin markup languageslike HTML.
- noun typography, mathematics Either of a
pairof symbols, ⟨ and ⟩, used to enclosetext in various technical contexts, and in mathematical formulasto denote an intervalor a continuous parameter.
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- noun either of two punctuation marks (`<' or `>') used in computer programming and sometimes used to enclose textual material
- noun an L-shaped metal bracket
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