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Is there a word for the particular usage of the curly brace, or a shape like it, to indicate part of a diagram?

Or for measurements. Consider the green things in this image: Sorry if this ends up being a duplicate, the suggested questions to me seemed to address slightly different topics.
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The proper use of Quotes with parenthesis, brackets, and braces [closed]

"{bla bla bla}" Do the quote marks go inside or outside the braces.
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Should I use comma, or dashes, or braces here?

Should I enclose 'red and blue' inside comma, or dashes, or braces? He spent several days wandering and collecting flowers (red and blue), and analyzed the results to prove his point. OR He ...
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Braces - At start and end

I know that "{ }" are braces. But I don't know and can't seem to find what "{" or "}" alone are. If I need to differentiate them, what should I call the first and what the second ("opening" and "...
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What's the name of a large curly brace?

I'm looking for a particular element for a project and I'm not sure what to google. What's the name of that large brace that is used to group items together? A crude Paint rendition:
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Usage of brackets/parentheses [closed]

When and how do we use the different kinds of brackets/parentheses — (){}[] — while writing English (not code)?
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What is the common name for brackets, braces, and parentheses?

I need to name a variable containing ()[]{}, what is the common name for all of them? Two side questions: parentheses is plural, or singular, or both? is abbreviating it as parens understandable?
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Bracket placement

My idea of using of various brackets is unclear; can anybody clarify as to where exactly I use () and []? Furtermore, are {} used in regular grammar?
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Bracket vs brace

I found the terms bracket and brace used interchangeably. Is there a difference, and what is it?
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What is the most professional name for “squiggly bracket”?

I am creating a software training video and need to refer to these brackets: { } I usually call them "squiggly brackets" or "curly brackets". Is there a more professional name?