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See also: Appendix:Variations of "x"



Translingual[edit]
Glyph origin[edit]
Use as a multiplication sign is usually attributed to English mathematician William Oughtred.
Pronunciation[edit]
 In English, the × symbol is usually read as times, but also as x (/ˈɛks/), timesed by, multiplied by or simply by (as in 4×4 or 2×4).
 The collaboration sense uses to be read as the name of the letter x in the embedding language.
 The biological hybrid sense likewise can be expressed as the name of the letter x, in English, as well as cross, by, a preceding hybrid species, silence, and by other solutions.
 The sense "times", as in 2× as much soap, can be pronounced times or x.
Symbol[edit]
×
 (arithmetic) Multiplication.
 7 × 8 = 56
 (set theory, category theory) Cartesian product, categorical product.
 {1,2} × {3,4} = {(1,3),(1,4),(2,3),(2,4)}
 (linear algebra) Vector product, cross product.
 (1,2,5) × (3,4,−1) = (−22, 16, −2)
 (taxonomy) Used in various ways to indicate hybridization between two or more different taxa.
 (music, fashion, etc.) Used to denote collaboration in the design, execution or branding of a piece.
 2022 July 23, Gargi Harjai, “Where to buy the John Richmond × Playboy collection? Price, release date, and more explored”, in Sportskeeda^{[1]} (in English):
 Used to denote the geometric dimensions of an object.
 The dimensions of the box are 60 cm × 60 cm × 52 cm.
 Times. (Often written x.)
 2× as much soap as a regular bottle!
 2011, Dmitry Telnov, Biodiversity, Biogeography and Nature Conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea: Volume 1 (in German), →ISBN, page 204:
 Apikalglied nicht besonders lang, beim Männchen etwa doppelt so lang wie das vorletzte Glied. [...] Beine lang und schlank. Das Basalglied der Hintertarsen 1,3× so lang wie die restlichen Glieder zusammen.
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Text style 
Emoji style 

✖︎  ✖️ 
Note: Character's appearance may be different on each system. Text style is forced with ︎ and emoji style with ️ 
Quotations[edit]
For quotations using this term, see Citations:×.
Synonyms[edit]
Antonyms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
 (vector): ·
Chinese[edit]
Particle[edit]
×
 Used to refer to something not specified. Usually read as 某 (mǒu).
 王× ― wáng mǒu ― Mr./Ms. Wang; someone surnamed Wang
 Used to replace offensive characters. Usually read as 叉 (chā).
 傻× ― shǎ chā ― stupid [censored]
Italian[edit]
Symbol[edit]
×
 the multiplication sign, read per
 a symbol sometimes used to stand for the preposition per
Japanese[edit]
Symbol[edit]
× or ×
 incorrect answer
×
Antonyms[edit]
 ✓
 (antonym(s) of "correct answer"):, ○ 丸印 (marujirushi)
Russian[edit]
Symbol[edit]
×
 multiplication sign, usually read as умно́жить (umnóžitʹ).
Turkish[edit]
Symbol[edit]
×
 multiplication sign
 7 × 8 = 56
Synonyms[edit]
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