# Tagged Questions

Questions on the pronunciation of mathematical terms and notation.

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### How to read partial ordering in a set?

Let $X$ be a partially ordered set with partial order $\preceq$. Then how can we read $x\preceq y$. Is it $x$ less than or equal l to $y$.?
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### Pronouncing $A\triangle B$ [closed]

How would one pronounce an expression involving a set symmetric difference, such as $A\triangle B$? Would that be read "A symmetric difference B?" Or perhaps something like "A xor B?" This came up ...
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### How do you pronounce the inverse of the $\in$ relation? How do you say $G\ni x$?

If I am talking about sets $G$ and $H$ and I want to say in words that $G\subset H$, I, like everyone else, will say that $G$ is contained in $H$, or that $H$ contains $G$. But if I am talking about ...
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### How to say the notation $x_{i,j}^{ k}$ [closed]

$x_{i,j}^{ k}$ May I say the following to say the above notation? x sub i j to k ? x sub i j sup(prounced like "soup") k ? (Can I say "soup" for "superscript"? Could you please show me a ...
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### pronunciation of sinh x, cosh x, tanh x for short [closed]

I heard teachers say [cosh x] instead of saying "hyperbolic cosine of x". I also heard [sinch x] for "hyperboic sine of x". Is this correct? How would you pronounce tanh x? Instead of saying "...
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### How do you pronounce (partial) derivatives? [closed]

I am not an English speaker that is why I asked this question. In addition, I think english.stackexchange.com is not the proper place to ask this because (I am so sorry) I don't think most of them ...
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### How to pronounce “tableaux”? [closed]

How do you pronounce Young tableaux? Does it sound just like its singular form?