# Exhaustive List of Mathematical Symbols and Their Meaning

Finding it difficult to recollect the exact meaning of a notation while solving mathematical equations? Don't worry, ScienceStruck is here to help you out. Here's a list of mathematical symbols and their meaning, for your reference.

ScienceStruck Staff

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2018

Did You Know?

The first mathematical symbols to be used were ciphers. They were introduced even before the written language was introduced.

Mathematics or math is considered to be the language of science, vital to understanding and explaining science behind natural occurrences and phenomena. It also happens to be one of the most dreaded subjects of most students the world over. Utter the word mathematics and even grown ups are known to shudder at the mere mention of it! We shall not delve into the reasons for this, but the variety of symbols used in equations also happen to add to the dread. Each branch of mathematics has its own special symbols that represent a particular concept. Thus, it is necessary for you to at least have a ready reference list of these conventions so that you don't mistake one for the other.

We have put forth a consolidated list of all the symbols used in various branches of mathematics. So, the next time you try to solve any math problem, you will at least know what the notations stand for!

We have put forth a consolidated list of all the symbols used in various branches of mathematics. So, the next time you try to solve any math problem, you will at least know what the notations stand for!

Basic Symbols

Brackets

**[ ]**

It indicates calculation of the equation inside it should be carried out first.

Geometric Symbols

Algebra Symbols

Linear Algebra Symbols

Probability & Statistics Symbols

Probability density function

**f(x)**

Integral of function of a continuous random variable gives the probability that the value of the variable lies in the given interval.

Combinatorics

Set Theory

Logic Symbols

Calculus Symbols

Greek Symbols