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I was wondering what is the (standard) size of the bullets that appear using the itemize environment:

\begin{itemize}
\item ABC
\end{itemize}

Is it \small, \tiny...?

Is there any way to know what is the standard sizes used under the different environments in LaTeX?

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    The symbol is \textbullet in the same size as the current font. – egreg Oct 22 '15 at 21:32
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The itemize label (on first level) is defined in \labelitemi which is for article and book or report a placeholder for \textbullet.

The following code loops through the various standard font size declaration commands and shows, that unless other settings are done, the label bullet is typeset with \normalsize:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{pgffor}
\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}
  \foreach \x in {tiny,small,normalsize,large,Large, LARGE, huge} {%
  \item \csname \x\endcsname \labelitemi \textbackslash\x: 
}
\end{itemize}

\end{document}

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  • I've omitted the \footnotesize declaration since this isn't used very often in the text body – user31729 Oct 23 '15 at 13:36
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If nothing was changed, it is \normalsize. Take $\bullet$ to compare.

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}

\begin{itemize}
\item
The same size: $\bullet$.
\end{itemize}

{\large
\begin{itemize}
\item
The same size: $\bullet$.
\end{itemize}

}

\end{document}
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    Can you please explain better? Or show a MWE? – Mensch Oct 22 '15 at 21:47

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