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Is there a semantic definition command? [duplicate]

Every time I want to emphasize a definition word in a paragraph I need to explicitly state the formatting with \mathbf{<word(s)>}. But I'd like to use a semantic command like \def{<word(s)>...
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Showcase of beautiful typography done in TeX & friends

If you were asked to show examples of beautifully typeset documents in TeX & friends, what would you suggest? Preferably documents available online (I'm aware I could go to a bookstore and find ...
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LaTeX Editors/IDEs

What editors/IDEs are available for easing the process of writing TeX/LaTeX documents? Please state some useful features like code completion, spell checking, building final DVI or PDF files, etc. ...
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\emph or \textit

In the comments section of Does it matter if I use \textit or \it, \bfseries or \bf, etc, I asked for a clarification of these points. The clarification has mostly been made, but it was requested that ...
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Best practices references

What resources (online or otherwise) exist that give good advice on best practices for TeX, etc.? I'm looking particularly for things that assume you already know TeX or LaTeX, and aim to help you ...
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What is best method to insert an ellipsis in a (Xe)TeX document?

What is best method to insert an ellipsis in a (Xe)TeX document? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times New Roman} \begin{document} a...b a ... b %or a\ldots b a \ldots b ...
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How to best typeset “special” constants (complex unit i, Euler's number e,…)?

I'm trying to come up with a typographically appealing way to express "special" numbers such as the complex unit i = sqrt(-1) or Euler's number e. It has to be such that it cannot be confused with ...
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What is the difference in citing/referencing with or without tilde?

I've seen examples referencing a table as follows: Table~\ref{table:overview} shows an overview of all the elements. What is the use of the tilde in front of \ref or \cite and when do you have to ...
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Why doesn't LaTeX interpret ( as \left( and ) as \right)?

First of all I love LaTeX/MathJax; I use it a lot, but there are couple of things I hate about it. Sometimes the code becomes so messy that I almost can't read it without looking at the output, while ...
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Difference of the \dots*

I came to wonder, what is the difference between the following? \dotsc \dotso As well as between: \dotsb \dotsi \dotsm
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Which “bold” style is recommended for matrix notation?

I am wondering which "bold"-style is the "appropriate" or "official" way for matrix notation. E.g., let's say the matrix "A." \textbf{A} would result in a more italics representation compared\textbf{A}...
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vertically align text in table in LaTeX

Probably a straightforward problem. Why is the final column not center aligned vertically? Here is the code I'm using: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{array} \begin{document} \begin{table}[h] ...
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Should using spaces in math mode be a common thing?

Since I'm a beginner I want your opinion on a couple of things. $$ A_4 = \left\{ f | f(x) > g(x) , x \in [0;1] \right\} $$ This is not a particularly interesting example, but would you use it? I ...
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Using the same picture over and over?

Suppose I have a complex figure made ​​with TikZ. How do I use it several times without having to repeat all the commands? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz} \...
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Alternatives to asterisk and star for superscripts

While writing a paper, I find myself exhausted with superscript symbols to denote similar types of variables. I have used x, x^\ast (i.e. x*), x^\star and x'. I can't use symbols which sit right on ...

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