Common Usage

Contains the generally recognised meanings for symbols, which are common between subjects.

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Symbol Name Defined In
almost equal to
α alpha
& ampersand
and
and
angle
approximately equal to
* asterisk
asymptopically equal
\ backslash
β beta
big e
cartesian product
¢ cent
^ circumflex
} close brace
) close bracket
] close bracket
: colon
colon
, comma
contour integral
. Decimal Point
° degrees
Δ delta
δ delta
÷ divides
$ dollar
· dot
˙ dot
dot
double integral
double prime
element of
Ø empty set
ø empty set
ε epsilon
Ɛ epsilon
= equals
ƒ f
! Factorial
for all
> greater than
greater than or equal to
h
h bar
# hash
implicit multiplication
infinity
integers
integral
intersection
' inverted comma
invisible comma
invisible plus
is proportional to
kilograms
λ lambda
left arrow
left double arrow
< less than
less than or equal to
metres squared
minus
- minus
µ mu
naturals
not a subset of
not a superset of
not equal to
omega
Ω omega
½ one half
¼ one quarter
{ open brace
( open bracket
[ open bracket
partial differential
per ten thousand
% percent
permille
Φ phi
φ phi
Π pi
π pi
| pipe
+ plus
± plus or minus
£ pound
prime
primes
product of
rationals
reals
right arrow
right double arrow
sigma
slash
/ slash
slash
strict subset of
strict superset of
subset of
Σ Sum of
superset of
therefore
Θ theta
θ theta
¾ three quarters
~ tilda
× times
triple integral
triple prime
union
¥ yen
zero width character