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For example, how can I get "x \overline{*} y" to parse like "x * y"? I know I can adjust the manual spacing using "\,", but is there a less superficial way?

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$ x \mathbin{\overline{*} }y $
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Thanks! It works. – abcxyz Jan 6 '13 at 22:57

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