From: Gusztáv Jánvári (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Mar 13 2006 - 13:17:31 CST
Time to say thanks again for your efforts on decoding this symbol. The
ambiguity around the symbol has a positive consequence—I don't need to feel
any more that the years spent with studying Math was absolutely worth
To keep you informed, this time we have decided to use the translation of
"by measure" as the name of the symbol as it also starts with an "m" and I
think we can use "m over equal" to express that some things are
"experimentally equal" as just we can use "d over equal" to express that an
equality comes from a definition.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
Behalf Of Asmus Freytag (w)
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 7:56 PM
Subject: Fw: Re: [Fwd: Re: Need help in interpreting symbol 225e (measured
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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