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See also: and Δ
U+2206, ∆
INCREMENT

[U+2205]
Mathematical Operators
[U+2207]

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Greek capital letter Δ.

SymbolEdit

  1. (mathematics) An increment or change in a variable.
    x   a large change in variable x
  2. (set theory) The symmetric difference symbol.
  3. (mathematics, physics) The Laplace operator.

Usage notesEdit

  • Although this is the official encoding for the mathematical character, most math publications that apply unicode (LaTeX publications rarely use Unicode) use simply the Greek letter Δ for convenience.

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