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What is the meaning of the name of the \intercal symbol?

I've noticed that the \intercal symbol is popular for denoting the transpose of a matrix, which is all good and fine (and something I've adopted as I agree, it looks slick). But if this symbol were ...
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Is mathbb an abbreviation for something?

What does mathbb stand for? Is it short for something else? I searched online and couldn't find a definition, only information about usage.
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What is latxpar? [closed]

I read this sentence: Note that it is not mandatory to specify both the plus and the minus values, but if you do, latxpar must be placed before minus. ... here: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/...
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What does 'scaled' in 'scaled point' mean?

As a non-English speaker, I'm confused with it when I want to translate the term scaled point: A scaled point is of fixed size. It could not be scaled up or down. Why it is called a scaled point?
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The different meanings of LaTeX's \stop command

we know that \stop will cause LaTeX to stop parsing and output what it has processed up to this command. But then I discovered another way to use it, as demonstrated in this minimum working example:...
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xstring character comparison and \meaning

\documentclass[pdftex,a4paper,12pt,oneside]{book}% \usepackage{xstring} \begin{document} \newcommand{\tmpa}{} \newcommand{\tmpb}{} \newcommand{\tmpc}{} \renewcommand{\tmpc}{abcdefg} \noindent tmpc:...
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Every possible \meaning that a token can have

In the context of a debugging package that I am writing, I need to analyse an arbitrary token in the input stream. What are the possible outcomes of \meaning<token>? Macro: (\protected) (\long) ...
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Introspection and reflection with LaTeX/TeX macros

Below is a short program that can use \meaning and \string to let a combination of LaTeX and TeX commands to print out the listing of macros. Unsurprisingly (nothing can surprise me with TeX any more)...