{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 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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Align large vertical delimiters (brackets) to rows of a table?

I’m trying to typeset a table of data, with brackets (i.e. }) at the right-hand side to show a classification of the rows.  Something like: ----------------------- | Aardvark | Armenia | \ ...
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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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Oversized parentheses around tabular

I'm having the following problem. I'm using a tabular environment to create a phrase structure rule (linguistics stuff, don't care about it) and I need parentheses for those parts in the rule which ...
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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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Anomalous bracket sizes when using the cancel package

I have been happily using the cancel package that allows to cross out parts of mathematical formulas for some time now. However, today I noticed a very strange behaviour in the size of brackets ...
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How to replace parentheses with symbol of other font so that they are expandable? [closed]

I use Bitstream Charter for my document, but I'm not satisfied with the appearance of round parentheses. I'd like to replace them with the parentheses from Palatino, both in text and math mode. In ...
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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 increase the size of a curly bracket size without \left and \right

I would like to ask how to increase the dimension of the curly bracket in the second item of the following list: \begin{enumerate} \item Draw $\tilde{\theta}$ from $j$ \item Calculate $\nu = \min \{ ...
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How to make the function identifier ( f(x) ) more dominant?

When a function has a rather complex set of parameters, the function identifier (usually simply f), gets dwarfed by the parentheses and the parameters inside of them: As you can see in the red ...
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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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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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Big Parenthesis in an Equation

I have an equation contained inside \[...\], which automatically makes a \sum with sub- and superscripts turn big--so that the summation sign looks awkward inside parenthesis. Any idea how to make ...
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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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divides, not divides and cardinalities

In group theory it happens very often that you want to say: "The order of $H$ divides / does not divide the order of $G$." But the length of | is then always the same: $ |H| | |G| $ produces |H|||G| ...
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In exponents, parenthesis too small, \big too big

When something big (a fraction, a sum, an integral...) appears within a pair of parenthesis, one can typically use \left(...\right) to get delimiters large enough to surround the contents. The ...
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Adaptively sized delimiters that don't go beyond the size of \bigl and \bigr

I would like adaptively sized delimiters, but only up to \bigl/\bigr-size. That is, there is variation only between ordinary/normal size and one size higher. \documentclass{article} ...
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Manually controlled size of delimiters in macros

I am using the amsmath package and I'd like to control the size of my delimiters manually, i.e. using the \bigl, \Bigl, ... , \Bigr, \bigr commands, instead of \left, \middle, \right. Now I want to ...
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How can I force \left, \right delimiters to automatically (!) have the same size despite line breaks?

This code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align*} \begin{split} z = \left( a + b + c \right. \\ \left. + \frac{d}{e} \right) \end{split} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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brace in cases environment being displayed incorrectly because of package yhmath

Could someone please explain why I get this when using a cases environment? The code behind this is $$ \underbrace{\mathrm{u}(\tau )}_{\substack{=1\\ \text{για}\ \tau >0}} ...
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automatic size adjustment for nested parentheses

As I prefer outer parentheses to grow larger in nested expressions, I happen to insert \bigl and \bigr and its larger cousins a lot. I have always wondered whether there is a way to do this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to color delimiters

I have some special delimiters that I want to add to a glossary, those get hyperlinks and colors etc. However when i want to use those delimiters, using \left, \right and \middle becomes impossible. I ...
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Spacing between triple vertical lines

I would like to create a norm-like operator with 3 verticals bars instead of two. It has to look like $|||\cdot|||$. I would like to know how to decrease the spacing between the vertical bars such ...
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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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Why use the control sequences \bigl, \biggl, \bigr or \biggr, as I can always use \big or \bigg?

If my manuscript file has $$\biggl({\partial^2\over \partial x^2}+ {\partial^2 \over \partial y^2}\biggr)\bigl|\varphi(x+iy)\bigr|^2 = 0$$ or $$\bigg({\partial^2\over \partial x^2}+ ...
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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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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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kpfonts vs. fence scaling

Consider this example \documentclass[a4paper]{memoir} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{kpfonts} \begin{document} \[ (\big(\Big(\bigg(\Bigg( \] ...