# Wedge (symbol)

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In Unicode | U+2227 ∧ LOGICAL AND (HTML `∧` · `∧` ) |

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See also | U+2228 ∨ LOGICAL OR (HTML `∨` · `∨` ) |

**Wedge** (**∧**) is a symbol that looks similar to an in-line caret (^). It is used to represent various operations. In Unicode, the symbol is encoded U+2227 ∧ LOGICAL AND (HTML `∧`

**·** `∧`

) and by `\wedge`

and `\land`

in TeX. The opposite symbol (∨) is called a vel, or sometimes a (descending) wedge. Some authors who call the descending wedge *vel* often call the ascending wedge *ac* (the corresponding Latin word for "and", also spelled "atque"), keeping their usage parallel

## Use

Wedge is used to represent various operations:

- Logical conjunction in propositional logic and first-order logic
^{[1]} - Meet in lattice theory
- Exterior product or wedge product in differential geometry

## See also

- Turned v
- Vel (symbol)
- List of mathematical symbols
- List of logic symbols
- Wedge (disambiguation)
- /\ (disambiguation)

## References

Original source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedge (symbol).
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