The symbol I would like to obtain ought to be like the symbol '\pm'.


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The symbol you need to use is produced by the following command:



Here are some possibilities with the use of unicode (just as a demonstrative addition to Adam's answer). The Unicode for this symbol is U+22C7.

% arara: lualatex


    $\divideontimes$\setmathfont{XITS Math}$\divideontimes$\setmathfont{Asana Math}$\divideontimes$\setmathfont{TeX Gyre Pagella Math}$\divideontimes$

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PS: If you want to use one of the first-row symbols, you will have to wrap it in a \mathrel{} command.

  • To LaRiFaRi, This is quite cool. I shall be so grateful to you for adding your knowledge to this matter. This may work perfectly. :) Oct 30, 2014 at 7:04

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