From: Asmus Freytag (w) (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Mar 13 2006 - 12:55:56 CST
I solicited input on this question from a very knowledgeable source at the AMS, but as you can read, no final word on this.
>>On 10 Mar 2006, at 13:50, Asmus Freytag wrote:
>I personally have no idea why 225E has the name 'measured by'
>or of a semantics behind it. It's one of a number of so-called
>mathematical symbols that I have accepted as being already
>so denominated by some earlier tradition I was not familiar
>with; and 'm' does seem to be associated with measured'.
>I'd be interested in use cases myself, as I can't think
>of one now. A symbol once in the fount case will always find
>a use I think, so I'd be more interested in earlier use case.
>Philip Chastney's comment about an implicit metric strikes me
>as likely an astute one, but is probably, as he seems to suggest
>himself, just a clever reading or reconstruction from what's
>All the best,
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