{delimiters} are characters used to specify the boundary between separate blocks/groups of text. They are typically used in {macros} or {math-mode} constructions.

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Blank left and right delimiters produce an unknown symbol

I recently compiled one of my files after updating my TeX distribution (including the unicode-math package, as I use the MinionMath font set) and noticed a strange error. In my file I used a cases ...
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Why do \left and \right add so much extra space under the baseline?

When I write \[ \left \lVert \overrightarrow{\nabla} \right \rVert \] I get way too much extra space under the baseline: Why is this happening, and how can I fix it?
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Replace regular parenthesis with stretching versions

I have nearly finished writing my ph.d. thesis, and throughout I've been using regular parenthesis mostly, for everything math. Now, I'd like to replace all instances of (...) by their ...
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mathtools brackets larger than \Bigg

I'd like to use the syntax of the mathtools package to generate brackets larger than \Bigg. One can create larger brackets than \Bigg of specified size using About big parenthesis larger than Bigg ...
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\mid or \vert in a conditional expectation or density function?

Which would you use to write a conditional density function $f(y|x)$ or a conditional expectation $E(y|x)$? There is an old question on this \mid, | (vertical bar), \vert, \lvert, \rvert, \divides, ...
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Double bar delimiter broken by gb4e package

I was trying to utilize the double bar delimiters \| and \|. The output should be of the form ||P||, but with the gb4e package only a single vertical bar gets printed. How can I fix this? MWE: ...
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Design of new brackets

There are many types of brackets (), [], {}, ||, <>, etc. In the context I use them all have already a fixed mathematical meaning; therefore I need another one. The brackets I use have two ...
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Issue with putting a bracket delimited matrix inside another matrix

I was trying to make this matrix delimited by brackets within another matrix. However, I always get the following error in my command window: ! Missing \right. inserted. <inserted text> ...
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Arbitrary \left \right delimiters

Is there a package that would allow me to use other symbols/any symbol apart from the (among others) usual delimiters () [] {} | with \left and \right? For example, \(\left\int f(x) dx \right.\) ...
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revtex4 with subfig: “Missing $ inserted” error after subfigure caption; no math in caption

I am using the document class "revtex4", and packages graphicx and subfig (with option "caption=false"). I want to make a figure with two subfigures. While I would ideally like to have captions for ...
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How much bigger are delimiters

While trying to duplicate TeX dimension computations, I noticed that the delimiters placed with \left…\right are slightly bigger than the box around which they wrap. How much bigger, how is that ...
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Vertical spacing of \sin and \cos

This is a random, silly question. I was writing two versions of my calc 1 final and came across something that is going to bug the crap out of me. I have noticed a different spacing format for one ...
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How can I create this aligned bracketed thing?

I'm trying to create a list of items that looks something like this: but I can't figure out how to position the bracket properly. Here is what I currently have, minus the brace (which I edited into ...
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Why does \big\mid not work?

It is well-known \big\mid throws an error. But why is it so? As far as I know, \mid is equivalent to \mathrel|, while \lvert and \rvert are equivalent to \mathopen| and \mathclose|, respectively --- ...
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Is \left…\right necessary when there are sub/super-scripts?

$(a_2+b^3)$ or $\left(a_2+b^3\right)$. Which is correct? An experiment shows that in these two expressions the size of parentheses are different. Is \left...\right necessary for correct ...
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Delimiting equations in math mode

I'm trying to delimit an equation with parentheses and it has fractions inside it, so I can't just increase the parentheses' size, because they wouldn't be correctly alligned. What I'm trying to do is ...
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Problem with \multinamedelim and \DeclareNameFormat in Biblatex

I have changed the delimiter for the authors in the bibliography with this code. It is working. \renewcommand*{\multinamedelim}{\addcomma\space} \renewcommand*{\multilistdelim}{\addcomma\space} ...
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\bigl and \bigr in sub/superscripts

When typesetting expressions with multiple adjacent parentheses, I like to use \bigl and \bigr on the outermost parentheses to make it easier to read, especially with 3 or more parentheses in a row. ...
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Biblatex delimiter after journal title

I am trying to change the separator between the title of a journal article and the following element (In this case the name of the journal). however, I cannot find the proper delimiter in the §4.10 of ...
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Undefined Control Sequence \maketitle

%% ---------------------------------------------------------------- %% Thesis.tex -- MAIN FILE (the one that you compile with LaTeX) %% ---------------------------------------------------------------- ...
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Bad math environment delimiter

I'm getting a bad math environment delimiter error and I don't know why. Here is the part where I'm getting error: \\(\forall x \in U: \tilde{M} = \{(\(x\); \mu_{\tilde{M}}(x)) \in [0,1]\}\\) I ...
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soul for text highlighting, microtype for letterspacing, and xspace: incompatibility

I am trying to use soul for highlighting text and microtype for letter spacing (and other things). But I cannot get the two to work together nicely when I include xspace (I use this mainly for ...
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Declare non-stretching non-pairing delimiters

How do I define my own delimiters from arbitrary symbols for math which have these properties: They have a fixed size. Unlike the usual delimiters they do not stretch to adapt to the enclosed ...
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A curly brace with an asymmetric cusp

I am trying to write one set of equations implying the next, inline with text. What I would like to do is something like the following: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} And so, \(\left. ...
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\DeclarePairedDelimiter with \left and \right

Why does this not work? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} ...
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change delimiter (slash) size in math mode

I use the division sign, together with an underscore and smash: $\underline{\smash{X/P}}$ The result is the following: How can I reduce the lower part of the slash, so it does not suppress the ...
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How can I apply two styles using moredelim?

I'm using lstlisting with moredelim to color sections of the listing. Now, I'd like to also underline the same sections. I found that I cannot simply add \underbar. \lstdefinestyle{foo}{ ...
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How can I essentially '\ensuremath' a \DeclarePairedDelimiter (from `mathtools`)?

I am trying to create a paired delimiter command that will work outside of text mode. I was not able to accomplish this simply by defining a new command with \ensuremath, so I've resorted to the use ...
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Adjust the height of the “|” in a mathematical term

I have a mathematical term produced by two different pieces of code: \displaystyle H\left(\frac{1}{2},\frac{1}{2}\left|_{C_{k}=1}\right.\right) \displaystyle ...
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Math-Mode: No-Delimiter

This is a subquestion related to Evaluation Symbol. Is there something of the form \left<?> instead of \left. telling LaTeX to enclose the expression here and not to insert any delimiter at ...
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Evaluation Symbol: Consistent Implementation

This question has been posted several times but... I'm looking for a consistent implementation of the evaluation symbol: Evaluation bar as delimeter: <...>| Auto-size to its enclosing ...
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Different horizontal (!) spacing of delimiters with `\left`, `\bigl`, `\Bigl`,

I use \arrowvert as a middle delimiter. For example in the definition of sets, i.e. \lbrace x \arrowvert x < a \rbrace. Moreover, I try to avoid \left, \right and \middle but use the AMSmath macros ...
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Controlling delimiters in matrices typeset with TiKZ

This question is directly related to Loop Space user's answer to question Broken matrix - gaps in brackets, in which an alternative TiKZ method to amsmath matrix typesetting is provided. The ...
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how to typeset empty inner product

I want to typeset the following in TeX (without the arguments). < , > I know that I can accomplish this by doing \langle , \rangle As an example I want to write something like the follwing: ...
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How avoid that the Underbrace Outside the delimiters $| |$ appear inside the delimiters

I have this code. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} ...
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Multiple \finalnamedelim in biblatex

In biblatex, if I have (A, B and C, 2014), I can change that to (A, B & C, 2014) using \renewcommand{\finalnamedelim}{ \& } Now I would like to preserve the original 'and' only in the ...
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Very smart parentheses?

This is a follow up question of Smart parentheses? In the above mention question, the parentheses are smart so that they change they form depending on the nesting level. I wonder if it would be ...
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Active Delimiters to get correct delimiter size

I once read in "Die Texnische Komödie 1/2011" that it is possible to make the round delimiters () active, so you don´t need do use \left(\right) any more. The code is: \makeatletter ...
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What characters can delimit the argument of \verb?

I have seen \verb's argument delimited by many characters. I started out with " ", then I saw it done with # # and verified it worked, and I just saw it done with | | right here in egreg's answer. So ...
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How to add a circle on left/right parentheses?

I need to use a new symbol to denote an operation defining by myself. How to establish a pair of new delimeters just as adding a little circle on left/right parentheses? The difficulty is there are ...
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Extensible multiset, or bag, delimiters

The stmaryrd package provides two types of multiset, or bag, delimiters: \lbag and \rbag; and \Lbag and \Rbag. When I use these commands with the delimiter sizing commands \left and \right (or even ...
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Size of { in my equations

I write some code to get the above equation. However, I would like to make the first "{" to have the same size as the last "}". Does anyone know how to do it? I am attaching my code in the following ...
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Why can't I vertically align these two matrices?

Why won't these matrices become left-aligned? \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,oneside]{report} \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{fouriernc} \usepackage{mathtools} ...
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braces marks with \framed & \tikz

I'm trying to mark some paragraphs with boxes, braces, brackets or parentheses coupled with notes in margin… My first test was using \makebox & minipage according to this discussion as you can see ...
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Unlimited size delimiters with TikZ

Compare this two outputs Which one would you prefer to have in your document? I would definetly prefer the one on the right. However, most fonts (MinionPro in this case) only offer four sizes of ...
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Creating bullet-list from string with delimiters

I want to create a bullet list from a string with delimiters in it. The delimiter in my example is | Example string: This is|A bullet|List from|A string I want to get that to become a bulletlist ...
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Uniform delimiter size

In my preamble I have the following \DeclarePairedDelimiter\norm{\lVert}{\rVert}% \makeatletter \let\oldnorm\norm \def\norm{\@ifstar{\oldnorm}{\oldnorm*}} \makeatother without really knowing how it ...
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Can I write a range in [0-1) style with siunitx?

I want to give a range of degree in my document. One end is explicitly inside the range, while the other is outside. Is there a "correct" SI way of writing a range with an inclusive and exclusive end ...
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Delimited arguments and using a macro inside of itself

I wanted to play with delimiter sizing without using the \delimiterfactor, -shortfall, etc. and made the following: \newdimen\bigdim \bigdim = 1.9743ex \newdimen\Bigdim \Bigdim = 2.671ex ...
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Conflict between animate package and math delimiters?

I've encountered an unusual problem with the animate package and the use of math delimiters, like \left\{. When compiling the MWE, I get the error Missing delimiter (. inserted). on the math line. ...