{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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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. ...
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Command delimited by return or blank line

I have this document \documentclass{scrartcl} \long\def\quotenextparagraph#1 {\begin{quote}#1\end{quote}} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod ...
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Automatic matching and scaling delimiters

When I'm writing maths in TeX, I often have to use the scaling delimiters \left( and \right) and so on. I find the heavy use of them very unreadable in the source code. Is there any possibility that ...
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Problem with \left\langle \right\rangle in continued fractions

$$ {\bf A}_3+ \left\langle{\cfrac{\bf I}{{\bf A}_2+ \left\langle\cfrac{\bf I}{{\bf A}_1+ \left\langle\cfrac{\bf I}{{\bf A}_0}\right\rangle_1^{-1}} \right\rangle_2^{-1}}} ...
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Make a character thinner

With the following LaTeX code, the braces look too thick when the array is large. Is it possible to make the brace thinner? By the way, the | delimiters look always good. \[\left\{\begin{array}{l} ...
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How can I highlight \[…\] properly in LaTeX listings?

The listings package provides the option moredelim, allowing for custom styles for words enclosed by given delimiters. I would like to give $...$, \[...\] and $$...$$ custom colors. \[...\], however, ...
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bigdelim and text with multiple lines

I have a table with a common label for multiple lines. Using bigdelim I place brackets to give explanations. My explanation has too much text for one line, so I would like it to break over multiple ...
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how do I add delimiters to both sides of a tikz node?

Here is a simple document which does not seem to display properly: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{matrix} \begin{document} \tikz \node[matrix of nodes] { |[left ...
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New \left \right delimiters

Can I introduce new delimiter symbols to use with \left and \right? For example I would like to do \begin{equation} \left\harpoonleft something \right\harpoonright \end{equation} I would then like ...
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Why is the Zero Vector so Big?

The esvect package seems to produce a zero vector with height larger than I would have expected. The one shown in red is produced using $\norm*{\Vec{0}}$ and seems to have the delimiters resized ...
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kpfonts vs. fence scaling

Consider this example \documentclass[a4paper]{memoir} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{kpfonts} \begin{document} \[ (\big(\Big(\bigg(\Bigg( \] ...
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How can I label a matrix's opening delimiter with tikz?

I have few hours experience with tikz. I am trying to highlight the matrix delimiters with arrows, but just can't figure out how to accurately position, for example: \documentclass{article} ...
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Delimiters as math symbols (and not delimiters)

I am currently using delimiters (brackets, [ and ], to be precise) as symbols in math equations. Of course, the compilator considers the brackets as delimiters, and the spacing is thus not very ...
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How can I typeset those braces?

How can I typeset the following expression?
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How to improve in-text math expressions with multiple delimiters such asl `(`, `|`?

Consider this equation: first $\lceil (cN-n) |S_{n+1}|\rceil$ points which renders to: Is there a way to improve this, from the perspective of readability? The only improvement I could suggest ...
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Typesetting a small function with Big parameters

I have a small function that needs to take big parameters. Right now I think that the function part looks too small and implicitly suggests it might be some kind of multiplication instead of an ...
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Large Delimiters

I am stuck with a LaTeX glitch! I am making an exercise on sequences and series. I have to write down an expression for the general form of a sequence for which I need large delimiters. I tried ...
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Why do the braces in f{\left(x\right)} affect the output? [duplicate]

Why does f\left(x\right) result in more space before the ( than f{\left(x\right)}? i.e. Why does putting extra braces suppress the space?
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Create a resizable symbol?

Some symbols can be resized automatically with \middle when placed between a \left. and a \right. They can usually also be resized using \big or \bigg. Examples of such symbols are |and / and pretty ...
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Using \left( & \right) around amsmath's align delimiter (“&”)

I want to align equations (using the align environment from the amsmath package) inside matching \left( and \right) commands. For example: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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How to use \left and \right inside text environment

I would like to know how to use the \left and \right options in the text environment. This is what I am trying to do: \left( when factorizing $e^{-2000t}$\right) As you can see, I am trying to make ...
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Writing equations in Miktex [duplicate]

I need some help to ease me understanding this equation. I have tried to write but Miktex is bugging. Can someone tell me how to improve it in order to let it working? \documentclass[10pt]{article} ...
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Write this equation

I want to write this equation in this way down but I have been unsuccessful. How can I improve this codes in order to get the equation below? \[ DeltaC{t} = \left\{ \begin{array}{ll} -1.40- ...
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Allowing first undelimited argument to be empty

Consider the following macro definitions: \def\mymacro#1{\mymacroii#1\nil} \def\mymacroii#1#2\nil{% \ifx\\#1\\% empty% \else #1% \fi }% \mymacro{foo}% -> f \mymacro{} \bye This is ...
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How can I achieve \verb like behavior with an xparse argspec?

How can I use a previously scanned token as an argument to u{} in an xparse argspec? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xparse} \NewDocumentEnvironment {some-cool-env} {D<>{\stopscan} u{#1}} ...
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delimiter size in cases environment

How can I change delimiter (brace) size in cases environment (for piece-wise function)? \begin{equation} f(x)=\begin{cases} \end{cases} \end{equation}
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Size-dependent \big-, \Big- (etc.) modifiers

What I'm looking for is a way to use \big and its friends such that they adapt to the environment that they're in, e.g. \scriptstyle. To a degree, this was already covered in this question and the ...
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Weird spacing issue using listings delimiters

I'm using moredelim (with prefix il) to typeset one-line "comments" in a very specific way: delimiter %% in red, rest of the line in blue. My approach works mostly as expected, aside from some ...
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Can comment delimiters be typeset in a style different from commentstyle?

Using listings, I'm trying to typeset single-line comments in a very specific way: although whatever follows should be typeset according to the value passed to the commentstyle key, the opening ...