## What are the words in brackets called?

In more formal usage, “parenthesis” may refer to the entire bracketed text, not just to the punctuation marks used (so all the text in this set of round brackets may be said to be “a parenthesis”, “a parenthetical”, or “a parenthetical phrase”).

**What is this symbol called in math?**

Basic math symbolsSymbolSymbol NameMeaning / definition+plus signaddition−minus signsubtraction±plus – minusboth plus and minus operations±minus – plusboth minus and plus operations28

**What is the symbol for not equal to?**

Not equal. The symbol used to denote inequation (when items are not equal) is a slashed equals sign ≠ (U+2260).

### What does an equal sign with a cross mean?

The name of the equal sign with a slash through it is “not equal to”, “not equal sign” and is written symbolically ≠. Its function is to indicate that two quantities, expressions or equations, one on the left and the other on the right of the ‘not equal to sign’ are definitely not equal.