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Mathematica Character Name


  • Unicode: 2243.
  • Alias: Esc ~= Esc.
  • Infix similarity operator.
  • x ≃ y is by default interpreted as TildeEqual[x, y].
  • Used to mean approximately or asymptotically equal.
  • Also used in mathematics to indicate homotopy.