{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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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. ...
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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 ...