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I am looking for a Math symbol that means "associated" and I don't mean "associated" as something as complicated as isomorphism or anything super fancy.

I am looking for a symbol that means something like "$\triangle ABC$ [insert symbol] $A_{1}$" (as in triangle ABC "associated" with area_{1}) Or want to say something like "The eigenvector associated with the eigenvalue"

You get the idea.

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Even if it exists, using such an obscure symbol in the middle of your sentence is not likely to make your idea any more clear. –  Austin Mohr Nov 2 '12 at 5:24
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I agree. Is it really worth replacing "associated with" with "$\leftrightsquigarrow$" or something? Some things are better expressed with symbols, but probably not this. –  wj32 Nov 2 '12 at 5:31
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I think the notion of associated with is too vague to have a standard symbol associated with it. –  Kevin Carlson Nov 2 '12 at 5:43
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One common way you can "associate" things together is to subscript them by the same index. For example, a matrix might have eigenvalues $\lambda_1, \lambda_2, \ldots$ and eigenvectors $v_1, v_2, \ldots$; then everyone understands implicitly that $\lambda_i$ is associated with $v_i$ via the shared index $i$. –  Rahul Nov 2 '12 at 6:20

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If you want to use such a symbol for association in some sense, you would have to define its meaning precisely first in your exposition. I suggest using $\sim$ for your purpose.

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That's what I'd suggest too. –  amWhy Nov 29 '12 at 0:23

I agree with Austin, but maybe you can check here if your still unsatisfied, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mathematical_symbols

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