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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.
When you work with a large amount of information, translations, or research sources, you often use copy-paste to paste some text blocks in different places with different formatting.
A 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 ().
An angle ∠ is a geometric figure formed by two rays - sides of the angle, emanating from the point called the vertex of the angle or angular point.
Angle brackets ⟨ ⟩, also known as pointy brackets, triangular brackets, diamond brackets, tuples, chevrons, guillemets, broken brackets, brokets, (often substituted informally by less-than < and greater-than signs >) are used in different areas, for example:
The plus-minus symbol ± (also known as plus or minus sign) 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:
The multiplication sign × (also known as the times sign or the dimension sign) is the mathematical sign for the multiplication operation. There are several popular representations for the multiplication operation: a cross (×), a dot (⋅), or an asterisk (∗).
The check mark symbol ✓ (also known as a checkmark or tick mark) 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".
The degree symbol or degree sign ° represents degrees of arc in geographic coordinate systems, hours in the medical field, degrees of temperature, alcohol proof, logarithmic film speed grades in photography, or diminished quality in musical harmony. The symbol consists of a small, raised circle, historically a zero glyph.
The square root symbol √ (also known as a radical sign, radical symbol, root symbol, radix, or surd) is often used in various documents. Microsoft Word offers convenient functionality for beautifully styling formulas.