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  • Unicode: 00D7.
  • Alias: Esc * Esc.
  • Infix operator with built-in evaluation rules.
  • x y is by default interpreted as Times, which is equivalent to x y or .
  • \[Times] represents ordinary multiplication, while \[Cross] represents vector cross product.
  • \[Times] is drawn larger than \[Cross].