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Mathematica Character Name


  • Unicode: 00B7.
  • Alias: Esc . Esc.
  • Infix operator.
  • x · y is by default interpreted as CenterDot[x, y].
  • Used to indicate various forms of multiplication, particularly dot products of vectors.
  • Sometimes used to indicate concatenation or composition.
  • Used in the British mathematical tradition as a decimal point.