# Wedge (symbol)

Wedge (symbol)
In UnicodeU+2227 WEDGE (HTML `&#8743;` · `&and;, &wedge;`)
Related
See alsoU+2228 DESCENDING WEDGE (HTML `&#8744;` · `&or;, &vee;`)

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 `&#8743;` · `&and;, &wedge;`) 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: