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{stacking-symbol} is about mathematical symbols created by stacking existing symbols above each other.

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Sign for equivalence relation “on the same hyperbola”

I want a symbol for an equivalence relation meaning “on the same hyperbola $xy=c$”. Is there a standard notation? If not, I'm thinking of something on the tune of Any idea of a similar sign, or how ...
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Missing { inserted. [...mathrel{\stackon[-5pt]{$\in$}{$\widetilde$}] on a question

For this question How to set more separation for certain latex symbols I have given this code: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{stackengine} \begin{document} \[ ...
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Callouts on text positions

I am trying to make a callout (for a beamer presentation) like the following (The image is from bearing numbering, although its probably irrelevant). I was wondering if there is a package that could ...
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On Stacking Asterisks to Form Chapter Dividers with Stackengine

This question is an extension of the earlier post Best Way to Produce This Chapter Divider Image Consider the code: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{stackengine} \usepackage{graphicx} \def\asterisks{\...
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How to put a vertical line at the right hand side of a symbol?

I want to create a symbol that looks like: I recently learned that I can use \underset{-}{\lessdot} to get: But I need to put another vertical line at the right hand side. How can I do that?
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How to distinguish between kinds of parentheses for grouping vs function application?

The problem I would like to solve: A formula like \phi(x+y)^T looks slightly ambiguous. Without context, it could mean: This is a function \phi taking (x+y) as arguments and then the result is ...
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How to put a number inside the symbol as shown

I wanted to put the numbers or texts inside a mathematical symbol as shown in the picture. I am sorry, that I do not know the name of this particular mathematical symbol. Please guide me type the ...
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Using \bigtriangledown as the nabla operator: accents

As a follow-up to the great answer about shifting $\bigtriangledown$ to align like the usual $\nabla$ symbol, I want to have a solution, which also works well with math accents, like $\widetilde\nabla$...
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Reduce vertical spacing when using `\underset` and `\overset`

Trying to use notation of the form (a, b)\underset{{+}}{\bumpeq}(c, d), I find the combined symbol \underset{{+}}{\bumpeq} too much spread vertically for my purposes: \documentclass{article} \...
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Underline then vertical line: How to write this notation?

Looks like a combination of underline and lower-right-corner symbol.
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Typesetting the standard notation for the second fundamental form (differential geometry)

The second fundamental form of a surface (wikipedia link, see heading 'Classical notation' or 'Physicists notation' in the first section of the article) is denoted by something resembling II, and I ...
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How to properly stack three symbols (e.g. symbols or text above and below convergence arrows or tildes)?

I would like to define a command with three arguments which stacks three symbols or text on top of each other. The \tmb command below does that but creates a bit too much vertical space between the ...
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Is it possible to stack symbols on top of another and how do I make letters vary in size? [duplicate]

What I want to do is to place a letter on top of another. Specifically because I want to be able to write a specific representation of Greek numerals with large numbers. I just need to be able to put ...
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a weird sign not in amssymb

I was suggested to ask a new question about obtaining this sign in XeTeX in the comments elsewhere: I'd prefer high LaTeX or XeTeX definition rather than the TeX's primitives. EDIT: Luckily some of ...
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Color lower half of the $\ge$ symbol

I wish to partly change the color of the $\ge$ symbol. In particular, I want to change the horizontal bar into a red color, similar to this: How can this be typset?
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How can I adjust the vertical positioning of \lim so the argument is aligned with the whole limit stack rather than just the word "lim"?

Consider the following image: The top row is how I write limits and what I want LaTeX to do. Notice how the stack formed by "lim" on top and "x->0" on the bottom is aligned ...
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How to stack/insert line breaks between minimization arguments beneath the min symbol? [duplicate]

I tried $\min_{x \in \mathbb{R}^m, \\ y \in \mathbb{R}^n}$ but \\ doesn't create a line-break in this setting
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\mapsto equivalent to \rightrightarrows?

The command \rightrightarrows (of amsfonts) stacks two \to/\rightarrow vertically, is there an equivalent command that would stack two \mapsto? If not how would one define it to be consistent with the ...
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How to merge two harpoon arrows together?

I want to merge a \leftharpoondown and a \rightharpoonup together perfectly, no text necessary. Left/right harpoon arrow with text? provided some solutions, but each arrowhead has some of the ...
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Double diacriticaled letter

I'm an non-english speaker absolute newbie to latex and this forum (so many reasons to despair !). I'm trying to use it to write ancient greek.I've managed to make single-diacritical letters alright. ...
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Three stacked lines not evenly distributed

I'm having some small spacing glitches with this stack, and I'm wondering about the best way to do this: \documentclass[11pt,letterpaper,twoside]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \...
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Squaring a symbol

I would like to create a new binary operation by squaring a symbol. In this example I try to do it with \wr. I use \usepackage{graphics} \usepackage{stackengine} \newcommand{\SmallWr}{\scalebox{0.6}{\(...
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Adding crossbars to letters

I've been trying to make these symbols to use in math mode: I tried modifying the explanations from d with a little line through the top of it Vertical spacing using kern in a custom symbol but I ...
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Universal definition of vertically mirrored triangles on top of each other

In this question, we try to get two unfilled triangles on top of one another, mirrored vertically, as a relation symbol. Here is what we've tried so far: \documentclass{article} \pagestyle{empty} \...
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Typing Specific Inequality Symbol

I'm trying to type the following symbol in TeX, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Am I supposed to create it myself? If so, how should I do this? Please and thank you.
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How to make equal sign with circles, similar to \risingdotseq?

I'm looking for the best way to create the symbol very similar to \risingdotseq, just with circles instead of dots. Unfortunately, it looks like it's not in the standard set of symbols. Any help ...
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Scaling custom stacking symbols like parentheses

I have created two custom symbols that I'd like to use like parentheses. It works fine when what is inside is in normal size, but when there is a bigger symbol, it does not scale, even if I use \left ...
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Why is underaccent symbol not centered?

Here's a MWE showing my issue: \documentclass[11pt,letterpaper,twoside]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[total={6in,10in},left=1.5in,top=0.5in,includehead,includefoot]{...
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Arrow of \vec{\hslash} with other letter is too high

I have recently come up with the idea of putting a slash in a letter to distinguish it from another. I want to do it for the letter p. I've found some elements of answer here in the accepted answer: \...
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Put one symbol into another

I'm curious how I can make a custom character, more specificlly I want to inscribe equal sign into different shapes like circle, trianle and whatever I want. Is it possible to do that without tikz ...
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New decorated triangle for mathematical formulas

I would like to have two new decorated triangles. This si for writing an exercice about B-Method in a mathematical formulas.
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\lesscong extending amssymb

The amssymb package has \lesssim and \lessapprox and \leqq. Is there a way to construct \lesscong? I looked at the amssymb.sty file, and there's not an obvious way to modify the \DeclareMathSymbol ...
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How do I create this semi-enclosed arrow symbol?

I would like to create a symbol for \implies and \impliedby where they are enclosed in a rotated lidless box as shown in the picture. Can anybody tell me how I could achieve this?
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Align equalities using stackrel

I have a code block looking like this \begin{align*} ||Ty - Tz||_w &\stackrel{\text{Satz 4.3}}{=} \sup_{t \in I}e^{-2L(t-t_0)}||(Ty)(t) - (Tz)(t)||_\infty \\ &\stackrel{\phantom{Satz ...
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1-1 correspondence in Category Theory

I have seen that in Category Theory there is a symbol which seems like two parallel lines with text above and text below. This means that the thing above corresponds in an 1-1 way with the thing below....
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How is this equality symbol different from a regular equality (=) symbol? [duplicate]

I encountered the following equality symbol in a paper (page 4, Eq 4). I am not sure how it is different from a regular equality (=) symbol. What does this symbol mean? And how can I write it in ...
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Stacked math with lefthand braces around selected lines

Following \documentclass[varwidth]{standalone} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{stackengine} \usepackage{xcolor} \renewcommand{\vec}[1]{\mathbf{#1}} \begin{document} \stackMath \begin{equation*} ...
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Is \, | \, equivalent to \mid?

Is \mid equivalent to \, | \, ? I am asking this because, \mid does not cooperate with \big. However \,\big| \, works fine. I typically use these expressions when defining sets, for instance:
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super and subscripts on stackrel variable

How I am trying to put a label above a variable omega. That works well but I cant find a better way to have the sub- and superscripts belonging to omega itself without a gap. using the superscripts on ...
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Symbol: Put a smile symbol under a plus

I would like to have a \smile symbol under a plus symbol. What I have so far is \newcommand{\pluss}{\raisebox{-.5ex}{\,$\overset{\textstyle{\raisebox{-0.5ex}{$+$}}}{\smile}$}\,} However, I would ...
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What is the best way to stacked subscripts for a matrix?

I use this code to generate subscript indexes for a matrix but stacked thanks to substack: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $(v_j^h)_{\...
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How can I make a circle with an arrow entering/leaving it?

I'm wondering how could I make a symbol (in math mode) that looks more or less like this: I need to introduce some symbols for my thesis, to represent some sets of elements that are 'entry points' ...
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How can I force resized mathmode symbols to respect fontsize changes?

I want to make a latex symbol that contains a resized math symbol using \scriptscriptsize. However, when the scope containing the symbol is subject to a font resize, the \scriptscriptsize-ed symbol is ...
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A best solution for \frac using mtpro2 fonts

Starting from this old this question How to make fractions in powers look good, I'm searching a optimal solution to aesthetically define a fraction of the type \frac{...}{...}. For my book I've used ...
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How to set letter above or below the symbol?

I have known \overset{K}{\|} to set above. However how to do like this:
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Using \vspace togehter with \hspace to place a citation over an image

I have an image I would like to don with a citation. However, placing the citation on top of the image has proven to be a bit of a challenge. Simply placing the citation after the image with \...
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Too much vertical space above \xrightarrow

I currently have the following shortcut in my LaTeX document for an isomorphism arrow: \usepackage{kpfonts,Baskervaldx,mathrsfs,calligra} \newcommand{\congto}{\xrightarrow{\sim}} This works fine, ...
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How to write over a double-ended arrow [duplicate]

I've come across how to write over a left or right facing arrow but not one that's double-ended. I tried this below (but with \ in front of both [ and ] but for some reason this won't typeset here) ...
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Spacing around \tilde{=}

How can I get proper spacing when using tilde over operator symbols? \begin{align*} x &= y\\ x &\tilde{=} b \end{align*} Yields: But I would like the tilde version to have the same kind of ...
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horizontal shift of sub- and superscript for \chi

I get a small horizontal displacement of sub- and superscript when using the letter \chi. It does not seem to appear for other letters. Does anybody know how to fix this? MWE: \documentclass{article}...
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