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I am new to this subject, and not not sure what "|" symbol means on this statement.

Let $R_2 \subset\Bbb N \times\Bbb N$ be defined by $(m, n) \in R_2$ if and only if $m|n$.

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$m$ divides $n$. –  Sami Ben Romdhane Jul 24 at 19:33
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@SamiBenRomdhane: that is a full answer –  Ross Millikan Jul 24 at 19:35
    
Note that by the relation's definition, $\: 0 \hspace{.03 in} | \hspace{.03 in} 0 \:$ is true. $\;\;\;$ –  Ricky Demer Jul 25 at 4:12

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$ m \mid n$ means that $m$ divides $n$.

We could also say that $n$ is divisible by $m$ AND we could also say that $n$ is a multiple of $m$,so $n= a \cdot m, a \in \mathbb{Z}$.

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Hey, thanks a lot.. –  Bmax Jul 24 at 19:56
    
I can't comment, so I put this as an answer, but this only adds to evinda answer. m divides n; or more precisely is that the rest of the division of N by M is zero. –  KnF Jul 25 at 0:15

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