{stacking-symbol} is about mathematical symbols created by stacking existing symbols above each other.

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How to put symbols of equal size on top of each other?

I would like to put (any) two symbols on top of each other. With \overset the one on top is smaller. However, I want them to appear vertically centered and of equal size. How can this be done? ...
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Negating (\not) a stackrel expression

I am using the following command to generate an arrow with a superscript, which is then negated: \not \stackrel{x}{\Longrightarrow} The problem is that the "\not" slash appears far to the left on ...
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Combine two symbols to one fully scalable

I have to put a colon inside a bigcup symbol, so that the result is treated exactly like the latter. I tried different approaches following various posts here and on other places. The best result ...
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an \underhat and \underwidehat

So $\hat x$ and $\widehat x$ give upper hats of different length, however, unlike \overbrace{} had an \underbrace{}, one sometimes needs an \uhat and \uwidehat. What is the best (cleanest, fewest ...
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Letter with circle above — not a dot — in math mode [duplicate]

I need to typeset letter with a circle above it in math. \dot A does a very close result, but I need something that looks like \circ, not like \cdot. Edit: there is awesome answer here, but Detexify ...
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Triangle inequality symbol

Does anybody know what symbol to put above an inequality symbol < to indicate that the triangle inequality has been applied? I would like a symbol like this (which is not in The Comprehensive ...
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Symbol inbetween “#” and “ff”

I wondered how to create a symbol that looks like "#" (for connected sum) and "ff" for "fiber". The size and angles should be like the "#", but the vertical bars should look like two f`s. Another way ...
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How to create \Delta with dot in it?

I am just looking for ways to write different \Delta´s (so many different variants of the Alexander polynomial). So I came up with the idea to have a dot in it. But the problem I noticed is, if I ...
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In the Tufte template… How can I make LaTeX use symbols (*, †, ‡, and so on) instead of numbers to mark sidenotes?

Sorry for the possible naive question.... I am using the wonderful Tufte template... How can I make LaTeX use symbols (*, †, ‡, and so on) instead of numbers to mark sidenotes? I tried the solution ...
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double tilde symbol under letter

Currently, I'm representing second and fourth order tensor with this (taken from someone, and i don't really get how it works): % tensor 2: ...
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How do I write logical iff symbol?

I'm currently hearing a lecture about formal systems (a computer science lecture). The lecturer makes a symbol that is written like overlying < and >: Every time when he draws it, he says ...
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Create a new symbol

First of all, I want to say I am a complete layman, so I apologize in advance for the lack of specific terminology or even if I am asking in the wrong place. I am looking for a character, which most ...
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Stacking arrays

I want to reproduce something called the tower notation: I have found out that I can make the tables like this: \begin{array}{c|c} S & S\\ S & S\\ \hline \multicolumn{2}{c}{DP\bs S}\\ ...
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adjusting symbols above letter in mathmode

I know there are plenty of similar questions. If you check out the lower picture, you can see that i've tried a bunch of things to solve my problem. That's just one picture...i'm kind of obsessed with ...
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Subscript and superscript for arbitrary symbols in plain TeX

I am trying to obtain a black square with a subscript and a superscript in plain TeX. So far I managed to create $\buildrel abc \over\square$. I could easily use nested \buildrels to achieve the ...
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Combine blacktriangle and blacktriangledown

I need to combine \blacktriangle and \blacktriangledown so that I get the following result: I already tried $\stackrel{\blacktriangle}{\blacktriangledown}$ but then the triangle pointing up is ...
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Symbol: “maps isomorphically”

I want to make a symbol for "maps isomorphically" which consists of a relatively large tilde above a right arrow. Overset doesn't work (besides, the tilde would be too small). MWE: ...
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Change vertical space in overset

How can I decrease the space in overset? I found this solution online, but it doesn't look quite like the original overset (note I know it is difficult to come up with a solution to handle all cases ...
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add (a little bit long) comment on the equal sign?

There are posts here explained how to Add a comment on top of "equal" and "approximate" symbols , the idea is to use \stackrel{text}{=}, however, if the text is a bit long, for ...
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like \rightleftarrows from amssymb, but with hook and twohead, respectively

I would like to have a symbol that looks like the symbol \rightleftarrows from amssymb, but I want the morphism to the right to be a twoheadrightarrow and the morphism to the left to be a ...
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Stackrel and footnote inside the math environment

In my document I have on first page an inequality \begin{eqnarray*} a &\stackrel{*}{\leq}& b \end{eqnarray*} and also on few other pages I have the same inequality. On each page I want to ...
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Symbols for four and five vertical dots

I am very new to latex, but have spent hours trying without success to figure this out. I need symbols for both 4 and 5 vertically stacked dots. I know the commands for 1 dot (\cdot), and 3 dots ...
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Decrease vertical whitespace when stacking above and below arrow

I'd like to have symbols below and above an arrow. The best result so far is accomplished using \stackrel{\tau}{\underset{\equiv}{\rightarrowtriangle}}}} However, the vertical distance between the ...
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Minus-like sign with stuff on top

I want to create an operator that works like a minus sign (including the spacing), but has the characters res on top (in \textrm mode). The length of the minus sign should be adjusted to look like ...
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Superimpose letter on integral symbol

Good Afternoon all, I am trying to typeset a symbol that I have been using to represent the integral of a regulated function. This symbol is the standard integral symbol, with the letter "R" ...
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position of the slash in hatted \slashed

So I want to denote the Dirac operator with a hat, and I tried both \hat{\slashed{D}} and \slashed{\hat{D}}: the first one has the $^$ rather distant to the $\slashed{D}$, while the second one has the ...
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How to put bullet symbol on top of downarrow symbol

I want to put bullet symbol on top of downward arrow symbol. Can someone help me on this? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} The transition is represented with ...
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conventional temperature symbol

Looking for a symbol for the thermodynamic concept of conventional Temperature corresponding to \SI{298.15}{\kelvin} or \SI{25}{\Celsius} it is basically an uppercase T with a lowercase c overlaying ...
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Need good looking replacement for \widetilde{s'} (to mark something with a prime)

Throughout my document I have several formula elements named s with variants marked as s'. Furthermore, I need to mark these using some other means. Currently, I use \widetilde, giving me ...
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Vertical spacing problems with a custom math symbol in LaTeX

I need to have a few custom math symbols by adding different number of dots on top of the standard \preceq math symbol. So, I have done this as follows: ...
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Can one break stackrel text into multiple lines?

I'm writing something up where I want to be explicit about some elementary operations I'm performing. I have an arrow between matrices with some text above the arrow showing what I'm doing. The text ...
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Typesetting arc over the letter upside down

How can I, using standard tools and packages, draw a "smile" over a letter? For example, I can typeset \wideparen{x} using yhmath package, but I need that arc to be upside down. Of course I want it to ...
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Looking for \bigCap or \bigdoublecap

I know \Cap (or \doublecap) and I know \bigcap. However, now I also need \bigCap (or \bigdoublecap) which is a \bigcap with another \cap in between. I already tried using \stackinset from the ...
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Nesting outlined boxes in math mode (formulas from Laws of Form)

I want to type-set some formulas from Spencer-Brown's Laws of Form using the nested cross formatting, and preferably using math mode, at times inlined into a paragraph. E.g. the following: So what ...
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Wide inverted breve overset

I want an inverted breve that spans the width of two symbols rather than one. I have tried the suggestions in: inverted breve accent in math mode , and in How to put \smallsmile or \smallfrown on top ...
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setting letter atop vdash

I've got the following problem: I want to set the letter "W" atop a "\vdash", like here: I've tried to get this result with \atop, \stackrel, and \above, but didn't get the wished result. All ...
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Stacking symbols

How could I stack two symbols on top of each other, so that they would appear smaller, i.e. something like \begin{array}a\\b\end{array}, but would fit nicely in a single line with the rest? So for ...
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How can I underline mathematics using a harpoon of variable size?

I am a new user of LaTeX. I want to underline the answers to mathematics problems using a \rightharpoondown symbol. If possible, I would like a \rightharpoondown of variable size, as in the image ...
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How to typeset an isomorphism symbol ($\simeq$) with a long bar

Is there any way to typeset in LaTeX a \simeq with a longer bar, or equivalently \stackrel{\sim}{\longrightarrow} without the arrowhead?
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Vertical double asterisk that aligns well with the double dagger

The LaTeX text footnote symbol sequence begins with ∗ † ‡ § ¶ ∥. I'd like to define a vertical double asterisk ⁑ (\textastdbl) so that I can insert it into the sequence: * ⁑ † ‡ § ¶ ∥ (note: actual ...
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Vertically align characters raised with \stackrel

I learned from Stefan's reply to Putting a character above another character to use \stackrel in math mode to do just that. I'm using that right now to mark segments of a word as having a high (H) or ...
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How to write a pretty \not \varepsilon

How can I write a pretty \not\varepsilon? I want something like \notin, since I use \varepsilon as a relation symbol like \in.
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Write above the symbol math “subset”

Like the symbols "bigcup or bigcap" in LateX, I'd like to write above the symbol subset. I have try to use the displaystyle command, but it doesn't work ! Here this is a snipset of my try : ...
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Create a weightier (bold) \bar

Here's my MWE, with my question embedded: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} The bar over the $E$ in $\bar E$ is a little too faint for my taste. Or should I just go ...
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Using \limits in a customized \overset for superscript together with \sideset for subscript

I am trying to create a notation for a certain space. I am using a customized \overset in mrf's answer in this thread to suppress the extra vertical space. I still want the subscript on the right ...
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How to force math symbols up and down inline text

I've a simple question I can't figure out. There should be an option that can force the symbols up and down of a formula put inside text. e.g. If I write blablabla $\bigcup_{stuff}$ blablabla the ...
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How can I fix the size of parentheses around stacked function symbols?

I apologize if this is a duplicate, I looked at a number of other questions regarding parentheses size but didn't find an answer to my problem. I'm trying to stack two function symbols within ...
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Math Symbol for Corresponds (Better definition of smash) [duplicate]

I'm using \overset{\smallfrown}{=} to make the math symbol for corresponds. Is there a better definition for this symbol? If not how do I properly smash what I've defined? I tried ...
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\Rightarrow with text above it [duplicate]

When using the command \Rightarrow is there any way to put text above it? I have tried \overbrace but is there a way to do it without this?
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Add a comment on top of “equal” and “approximate” symbols [duplicate]

I was wondering whether it is possible to add some comment on top of the \approx symbol in a similar way that the command \xrightarrow{text} produces an arrow with text over it.