Symbols:General/Negation

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Negation

$\not =, \ \not>, \ \not<, \ \not \ge, \ \not \le, \ \not \in, \ \not \exists, \ \not \subseteq, \ \not \subset, \ \not \supseteq, \ \not \supset$

The above symbols all mean the opposite of the non struck through version of the symbol.

For example, $x \not\in S$ means that $x$ is not an element of $S$.

The slash $/$ through a symbol can be used to reverse the meaning of essentially any mathematical symbol (especially relations), although it is used most frequently with those listed above.


The $\LaTeX$ code for negation is \not followed by the code for whatever symbol you want to negate.

For example, \not \in will render $\not \in$.


Note that several of the above relations also have their own $\LaTeX$ commands for their negations, for example \ne or \neq for \not =, and \notin for \not \in.


Also see

See:

Symbols:Negation (Inequalities)
Symbols:Negation (Set Theory)

for the definitions of the symbols above.