# Questions tagged [pronunciation]

Questions on the pronunciation of mathematical terms and notation.

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### Pronouncing the symbol $!$ as understood as a morphism in category theory.

How does one pronounce the symbol $!$ as a morphism in category theory? I heard it spoken as, "shriek" here, but I don't know whether that's the convention or not. In my opinion, "exclamation mark" ...
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### English pronunciation of semi colon in probabilities

In English, I believe the notation $p(x, z \mid \theta)$ is pronounced something like; pee-of-ex-zee-given-theta But I sometimes see a semicolon used, as in $p(x, z \,; \theta)$, which I believe ...
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### How do you pronounce $\mathbb{F}_2, \mathbb{F}_2^n, \mathbb{N}^k, [n] = \{1,\ldots,n\},$ and $S \subseteq [n]$?

How do you pronounce $\mathbb{F}_2, \mathbb{F}_2^n, \mathbb{N}^k, [n] = \{1,\ldots,n\},$ and $S \subseteq [n]$ when you're reading a text? I've just started reading more advanced math textbooks and ...
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### How to pronounce the notation $\lim\limits_{x \to \infty \\ y \to \infty} F(x, y) = 1$

How does the following notation read in plain English: $$\lim\limits_{x \to \infty \\ y \to \infty} F(x, y) = 1$$ As far as I can read: If $x$ and $y$ approaches $\infty$, the value of ...
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### How to pronounce “equicontinuous”?

I couldn't find the word equicontinuous in the dictionary, so I hope this is the right place to ask. The definition can be found in the wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equicontinuity If I ...
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### How to pronounce this notation

Reading this paper : https://arxiv.org/pdf/1608.04644.pdf the following term : $$L_\infty$$ is referenced in the context of : How is $L_\infty$ pronounced ? Is it just "L infinity" ?
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### How does one read $\bar{A}$ aloud in Russian?

In English, I would generally read the mathematical notation $\bar{A}$ as "a bar" or "big a bar." What would this be in Russian? I looked in Glazunova's Russian for Mathematicians, but couldn't find ...
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### Pronouncing the symbols $\oplus,\otimes,\rtimes,\cup$, and $\cap$. [closed]

I'm trying to figure out how to pronounce the symbols $\oplus,\otimes,\rtimes,\cup$, and $\cap$ when they're being used as binary operators in the contexts of direct sums, tensor products, semidirect ...
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### How do you pronounce $\hat{n}$?

I've found a symbol $\hat{n}$ in an equation, and I have no idea how to pronounce it, and how to write it phonetic. Edit: I've found it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quaternion#Exponential....
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### How to read multiplication, division, and power?

please understanding my poor English. I heard from some video lectures, $x^2$ is $x$ squared, and $x^3$ is $x$ cubed. Could someone let me know how to read $x^n$? $x$ to the n? $x$ to the n power? ...