Wolfram Language & System 10.4 (2016)|Legacy Documentation

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  • Unicode: 2207.
  • Alias: EscdelEsc.
  • Prefix operator.
  • f is by default interpreted as Del[f].
  • Used in vector analysis to denote gradient operator and its generalizations.
  • Used in numerical analysis to denote backward difference operator.
  • Also called nabla.
  • Not the same as \[EmptyDownTriangle].
Introduced in 1996