I would like to be able to write several lines of text inside a curly brackets in some mathematical equations. Does anyone know how to achieve multiline text such as this:

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  • Put them into a tabular environment for example. Commented Jul 12, 2017 at 11:46
  • Use \left\{ lines of text\right\}@eurocoder
    – Biki Teron
    Commented Jul 12, 2017 at 11:47
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    \left\{A \:\middle\lvert\: \parbox{width}{\raggedright text $math$ text} \right\}
    – daleif
    Commented Jul 12, 2017 at 11:49
  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Please add a minimal working example (MWE). Does the comments above solve your problem?
    – Bobyandbob
    Commented Jul 12, 2017 at 12:16

1 Answer 1


Using the comment of daleif you can write:



    A \coloneqq
    \bigcap_{\mathcal{B} \in \mathcal{S}} B =
    A \subset X \:\middle\lvert\:
    \parbox{45mm}{\raggedright if $\mathcal{B} \subset 2^{X}$ ist a $\sigma$-algebra such that $\mathcal{E} \subset \mathcal{B}$ then $A \in \mathcal{B}$}


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