## Symbols in Word 2016

### Dashes in a Word document

There are two types of dashes in Word documents: the

**en dash**(**–**) and the**em dash**(**—**). The**em dash**(**—**) is typically about as wide as a capital**M**. The**en dash**(**–**) is about as wide as a capital**N**. There are different rules and standards for how and when dashes may or may not have spaces around them.### How to create vectors in Word

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**vector**is a mathematical object characterized by magnitude and direction. To define a vector, use a bar above (), an arrow above (), bold or gothic font ().### How to insert per mille and permyriad symbols in Word

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**per mille sign ‰**(also mentioned as**,***per mil***,***per mill***,***permil***, or***permill***) represents thousandths, 1/10 percent, or the number of thousandths of something in total.***permille*### How to insert angle symbol in Word

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**angle ∠**is a geometric figure formed by two rays - sides of the angle, emanating from the point called the**or***vertex of the angle***.***angular point*### How to insert inverted question mark and inverted exclamation mark in Word

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**inverted question mark ¿**, and**inverted exclamation mark ¡**, are punctuation marks that start, respectively, interrogative and exclamation sentences (or clauses) in writing in some languages, such as Spanish (called as*signos de interrogacion*and*signos de exclamacion*).### How to insert Angle brackets or chevrons in Word

**Angle brackets ⟨ ⟩**, also known as

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*pointy brackets***,**

*triangular brackets***,**

*diamond brackets***,**

*tuples***,**

*chevrons***,**

*guillemets***,**

*broken brackets***, (often substituted informally by**

*brokets**less-than*< and

*greater-than*signs >) are used in different areas, for example:

### How to insert plus-minus and minus-plus symbols in Word

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**plus-minus**symbol**±**(also known as**) is placed in front of an expression and means that the following value can be either positive or negative, more or less. This symbol often indicates:***plus or minus sign*### How to insert multiplication symbol and division sign in Word

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**multiplication sign****×**(also known as the**or the***times sign***) is the mathematical sign for the multiplication operation. There are several popular representations for the multiplication operation: a***dimension sign**cross*(**×**), a*dot*(**⋅**), or an*asterisk*(**∗**).### How to insert currency symbols in Word

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**currency**symbol or**currency sign**is a short designation for the name of a currency. It can be a letter, letter combination, hieroglyph, syllable, special sign or symbol, other varieties of graphemes, graphic abbreviations, abbreviations (including in the form of a letter code), conventional letter designations, as well as their combinations. Even a whole word can be used as a currency sign.### How to insert check mark and x mark in Word

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**check mark**symbol**✓**(also known as a**or***checkmark***) has different meanings in different cultures: as a sign of agreement, confirmation, to indicate the concepts "yes" or "correct"; and as a sign of refusal, reject, to represent the notions of "no" or "wrong".***tick mark*