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x y is by default interpreted as VerticalBar[x, y].
Used in mathematics to indicate that x divides y.
Also sometimes called Sheffer stroke, and used to indicate logical NAND.
Not the same as \[VerticalSeparator], which is drawn longer.
Not the same as \[LeftBracketingBar] and \[RightBracketingBar], which are drawn with a small tee to indicate their direction.
| is the alias for \[VerticalSeparator]. The alias for \[VerticalBar] has a space at the beginning.
See Section 1.10.8 and Section 3.10.4.
See also: \[RawVerticalBar] , \[Nand] , \[NotVerticalBar] , \[DoubleVerticalBar] , \[Backslash] , \[HorizontalLine] .