Symbols:Set Theory/Set Difference

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Set Difference

$\setminus$

The difference between two sets $S$ and $T$ is denoted $S \setminus T$ and consists of all the elements of $S$ which are not elements of $T$.

$S \setminus T := \set {x \in S: x \notin T}$


The $\LaTeX$ code for \(\setminus\) is \setminus .


Also denoted as

Minus Symbol

$-$

A variant notation for the difference between two sets $S$ and $T$ is $S - T$.


The $\LaTeX$ code for \(S - T\) is S - T .


Also see

See Number Theory: Divisor for an alternative use of this symbol.