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Mathematica Character Name


  • Unicode: 232A.
  • Alias: Esc > Esc.
  • Matchfix operator.
  • Used in the form 〈x〉 to indicate expected or average value.
  • Called ket in quantum mechanics.
  • Used in the form 〈x, y〉 to indicate various forms of inner product.
  • Used in the form 〈x, y, ... 〉 to denote an ordered set of objects.
  • Extensible character; grows by default to limited size.