Times

, , or
represents a product of terms.

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  • The character is entered as Esc*Esc or \[Times]. It is not the same as \[Cross].
  • Times has attributes Flat, Orderless, and OneIdentity.
  • The default value for arguments of Times, as used in patterns, is .
  • Times[] is taken to be .
  • Times[x] is x.
  • 0x evaluates to , and 0.0x evaluates to .
  • Unlike other functions, Times applies built-in rules before user-defined ones. As a result, it is not possible to make definitions such as .

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Times threads element-wise over lists:

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