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

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Putting a circle around the wedge

since the tensor notation is sometimes (not mathematically, but visually) somewhat not that immeditate to read, especially when logical and algebraic notations are mixed, I was trying to differentiate ...
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How do I create a symbol that looks like capital pi with a squiggle?

I apologise for this question, but I feel this notation would be very convenient for my purposes. I will continue with my attempts, and post if I feel I manage. Would it be possible to superimpose two ...
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A Simpler Way to Code This Stackengine Asterism

Consider the MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{stackengine} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{graphicx} \def\asterism{\par\vspace{1em}{\centering\scalebox{1.5}{% \stackon[-0.5pt]{*}{\...
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How can numbers be boxed in?

What is a simple way to write a numeral inside a square, or a rectangle if it is not a short numeral?
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Which package do I have to use to print capdot (⩀) symbol?

I would like to use the capdot (⩀) symbol but unfortunately it seems impossibile to use it so that I thought to put a question where I ask clarification about: I point out the symbol is present into ...
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How to place symbols above and below the same space in text mode?

I'm inserting a word above a between-word space and a symbol below the same space (to imitate a teacher's correction). I'm using pdflatex and adapted this answer: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \...
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Finding the middle of bounding box in order to make custom symbols

I want to draw some fun integral signs, namely a "happy" Integral but im having Problems doing it in a way that respects textsize and display-styles. Im using the approach of egregs Answer ...
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A better long ≝ (defining equals, equals to by definition) without bumps

For a long time, I've been defining a long „equals to by definition“ symbol ≝ for [pdf|lua|xe]latex via \newcommand*{\longDefiningEquals}{\stackrel{\text{def}}{=\joinrel=}} Its typical usage would be ...
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How do I create a custom math mode binary operation symbol that is a combination of two binary operation symbols?

I want to create two math mode binary operation symbols: (1) A combination of - (minus symbol) and * (asterisk) (2) A combination of / (slash symbol) and * (asterisk) The desired result would be ...
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Ceiling function symbols overlapping

The command \Subset produces an inclusion symbol "inside of" another inclusion symbol. How can I do something similar with the ceiling and floor functions (\lceil, \rceil, \lfloor, \rfloor)? ...
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Arrow with a loop in the middle

I'm looking for a symbol for an arrow whose shaft "goes through a loop" in the middle. Ideally the arrow should be just like a normal arrow symbol with a straight shaft, but in the middle it ...
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Inserting a symbol between the two arrows of \rightrightarrows

I am trying to insert a vertical symbol \leqslant between the two arrows of \rightrightarrows as in the picture below obtained with the following awkward code. What would be the right way to do it?...
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Exact positioning of superimposed symbols

I would like to have an equality sign with a dot right in the middle, between the bars. After reading this answer: How do you superimpose two symbols over each other? I tried to use \mathrlap{=}\cdot, ...
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How do I create this new symbol in the math environment?

I would like to create the following symbol and use it in the math environment. I will use it to denote the barycentric subdivision of a given simplex (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Line symbol with question mark on top (edge with unspecified arrow)

I have two compounded question. I'm looking for a math symbol to represent an edge between two variables without an arrowhead. For example, $$Z \leftarrow X <SYMBOL> Y$$ I can't use either \...
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arrows in mathematical expressions with words

I would like to know how I can type the following mathematical expression Notice I have the arrows pointing at the letters
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I want to indicate that two items cancel each other out using some kind of strike through

The subject line just about says it. If I have ab/b I want to indicate that the b's cancel. On a board I would simply strike them through. How to I do the same in LaTex? I've tagged this as stacking-...
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Drawing (upward facing, potentially unlabelled) binary trees and forests in LaTeX?

I'm trying to figure out how to draw (forests of) potentially undecorated binary trees in Latex. So far, I've looked at the "forest" package, which I couldn't get to work with what I want. I'...
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how to define semantic logic "implies" and "not" operators for use in LyX

In Schechter's Classical and nonclassical logics, he distinguishes symbols at the semantic level, from those at the syntactic level, by encircling the operators. For example, formal logic uses "∧&...
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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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