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

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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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Double checkmark symbol

How do I produce double checkmarks? Similar to this: \rlap{\checkmark}\checkmark overlaps one on the other
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How do I get a tilted equal sign for an equation?

For example, this is what I am looking for: Usually for limits where the value is 0 or 1 of a particular expression (e^x) in this case, you might see something like a tilted 45 degrees equal sign, ...
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Less-than OR Less-than-equal with one symbol

I want to write a less-than-equal sign with a brace around the equal sign. Something like this, but in "nice" (at the moment, it doesn't really look as expected): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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Strange behavior of underset

Why aren't the arrows put under the equal sign if they are less than .7em or .3cm? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows.meta} \newcommand{\...
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Symbol similar to \pitchfork for tangent component

I want to define a symbol analogous to \pitchfork from amssymb, which I use meaning "transverse". My new symbol will stand for "tangent" and I want it to be a \cap with a horizontal bar over it, ...
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how to write multiple overlapping underbraces

I am trying to write overlapping underbraces for this equation and I can't get the second underbrace right! Any ideas?...
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Stacking thick bars below a symbol

I am using the following commands to place an arbitrary number of specialized, thick bars (\xbar) below a letter. \documentclass[prb,preprint]{revtex4-1} \usepackage{stackengine} \stackMath \...
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Math symbol similar to $\Pi$ but with crossed legs

I would like to realize a symbol that looks similar to a \Pi, but with its two legs crossed, like in an \mathrm{X}. In other words, I want the bar in \overline{\mathrm{X}} to be moved down just a ...
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How to get a “approximately follows distribution” symbol?

I want to create an "approximately follows distribution" symbol. It should be a \sim with one dot above and one below. I have tried using \underset and \overset, but I cannot get the dots to be the ...
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overlay symbols

I would like to overload some symbols. Basically they would take no space so \symbol1\symbol2\symbol3 would exist on the page in the same position as either one of the symbols. Ideally I'd like ...
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How to stack a symbol on another of same size but with no vertical centering?

I have something like \[a = \langle a + b, c + d, e + f \rangle\] But I want to stack another vector right above the right hand side, centered horizontally (with respect to corresponding elements ...
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How to properly format equation symbols

While writing a couple of equations, I stumbled upon a problem of poor spacing. Example in question: \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{IEEEtrantools} \begin{document} \begin{IEEEeqnarray}{rCl} \...
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What is the LaTeX command for this symbol? Looks like \smile over a \frown [duplicate]

The symbol looks like this: In context: It occurs in the paper: "Linear type theory for asynchronous session types - S. J. Gay & V. T. Vasconcelos". What command can I use to generate this ...
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Align on equal sign when using stackrel (by defining a single command)

Edit. I realized that my anwer was not complete. Indeed I missed to state that I need a solution that works together with normal aligned stuff (i.e. without the \stackrel command). The first equation ...
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Consistent custom equality and subset symbols

I would like to produce a handful of symbols with the following descriptions: A subset (or rather \subseteq) symbol with the extra line replaced by a 'forward' arrow. A similar symbol with a '...
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How to get the \bar over a relation?

When adding a \bar to a relation the spacing around the relation is removed: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $x > y$ $x \bar{>} y$ \end{document} So, how does one do this correctly?...
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Symbol to denote “weak star convergence”

how do I type the weak star convergence symbol, i.e. star symbol over \rightharpoonup? I tried \xrightharpoon{\ast}, but it is not working.
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How to print “~” in order to put text above it

How do I put text over symbols? gives some very good answers to placing text above a symbol (=), which works for many other symbols which as +, @ etc. However none of the solutions work for ~, I had ...
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Font-independent custom symbols

I was interested in using a custom symbol. So, I played around with some numbers in a MWE (because it was much faster to compile) before trying it out in my original document. I wound up with the ...
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Creating three sided boxes that “close in” the floor and ceil functions

Like Cameron Martin who asked this question, I want notation for an operator that replaces the weak inequalities in \floor and \ceil with strict inequalities. Jordan Glen proposed \ceil{\bar{N^\ast}}...
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`\stackrel` but lower

I am trying to place a frown above a times so it behaves like a hat. I have tried: \stackrel{\frown}{\times} {\frown \above 0pt \times} \overset{\frown}{\times} \mathrlap{\frown}\times {\frown\atop\...
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Alignment problem, stacking

Hello, everyone! Numberphile has this great video on Euler's constant, and I would like to replicate one of the ways to get e. So far I managed to come this far, but I don't know how to create the ...
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Decreasing limits

I have the following codes. Is it possible to decrease the size of limits in minimum phrase? Thanks in advance. ‎ \documentclass[12pt‎ , ‎a4paper]{article}‎ \usepackage{mathtools} \...
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Numbers inside triangles

I found a good answer here about how to insert characters into circles, but how could one place a triangular order around a character? Would it involve $\triangle$?
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Stack Logic Symbols in Tikz

I want to reproduce diagrams like the following in tikz (taken from Sider's Logic for Philosophy, p. 189): In particular, I can't figure out how to stack symbols as they are in this image (having 1s ...
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Define a symbol with \stackrel, that works inline without changing the height of the line

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=6cm]{geometry} \usepackage{graphicx} \newcommand\mysymbol {\ensuremath{\stackrel{(\mathsf{lin})}{\longrightarrow_{(1)}}}} \begin{document} This is an ...
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Help recalling a package which automatically calculates derivative orders

I distinctly recall stumbling upon a package which typeset derivatives nicely, and moreover automatically calculated some of the indices involved in partial differentiation. Unfortunately, I can't ...
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How to center the higher glyph(s) in a `\stackrel` or stretch the lower glyph?

I currently am using a relation \newcommand{\Lsense}{\stackrel{\mathbb{L}^1}{=}} but unfortunately, the \mathbb{L}^1 is not nicely centred over the = symbol. I read some other answers that involve ...
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How does one make a 'proper' (aesthetically pleasing) double widetilde?

I'm heaving problems with correctly vertically stacking two widetilde's (i.e. one on top of the other). I managed to reduce the space between them, but I don't know how to force them to be exactly ...
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Half overlap two symbols from amssymb

I am using the empty and filled triangle amssymb but i need a third one. It should look like the \blacktriangleright in the first half and like \rhd in the second half. MWE \documentclass{article} \...
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double integrals with a bar

I usually use \fint to denote normalized integration. I would like to produce the same slanted line across a double integral \iint. The command \fiint does not seem to exist. How can I get this ...
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how to print long relation operators like simeq and sim with text above in latex

ENV xelatex --version XeTeX 3.14159265-2.6-0.99991 (TeX Live 2014) bibtex --version BibTeX 0.99d (TeX Live 2014) \mathrel{\simeq\!\simeq} not what I want. \stackrel{\text{mytext}{\simeq}} the ...
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Custom “H” symbols for double affine Hecke algebra

I'd like to create some custom symbols for double affine Hecke algebras. Specifically, I would like to "double" the usual "H" symbols, for example $\mathcal{H}$, $\mathbb{H}$ or $\mathbf{H}$. By ...
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Combine several math symbols in one symbol properly

How to put several math symbols together in one and make it work as a single math symbol? It should be invulnerable to font size and scaling. For example I want to have this weird symbol: and I ...
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how to put symbol on top of tensor product

How do I put a $\frown$ right on top of $\otimes$? I tried \stackrel but it leaves too much space between symbols.
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Transpose of a matrix with tilde:

What is the best way to write the transpose with a tilde on top? Some authors use this notation. I used \overset{\thicksim}{ABC} because \tilde{ABC} does not work either. The idea is that the tilde ...
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I would like to use vertical dots to indicate I am omitting arrows

I have a diagram with many parallel arrows between objects in XYpic. Eventually, they become too numerous to all display. I would like to indicate this with two outside horizontal arrows and some \...