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The mvar template makes the argument italic and formats as mathematics. It is used to refer to individual variables in normal running text. It should not be used within a {{math}} template.

Note that digits in a variable name are conventionally not italic so {{math}} should be used instead in for example {{math|''x''<sub>1</sub>}} to produce x1. Functions and variables made up of multiple letters are conventionally set in upright letters so {{math}} should be used in that case too; for example {{math|cos}} to produce cos.

Usage

For example:

Let {{mvar|x}} be the maximum value used.

produces:

Let x be the maximum value used.

See also

  • {{var}}, for non-mathematical variables
  • {{math}}, which formats its argument as mathematics
  • {{bigmath}}, the same as {{math}} but makes it bigger
  • {{tmath}}, which wraps a TeX math expression in <math> tags


TemplateData

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TemplateData for Mvar

Marks text as a variable and formats it as math

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
variable1

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