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# ×

× U+00D7, &#215; MULTIPLICATION SIGN ← Ö
[U+00D6]
Latin-1 Supplement Ø →
[U+00D8]
✕ U+2715, &#10005; MULTIPLICATION X ← ✔
[U+2714]
Dingbats ✖ →
[U+2716]

✖ U+2716, &#10006; HEAVY MULTIPLICATION X ← ✕
[U+2715]
Dingbats ✗ →
[U+2717]

## Translingual

English Wikipedia has an article on:× Wikipedia

### Pronunciation

In English, the × symbol is usually read as times, but also as x (/eks/), timesed by, multiplied by or simply by (as in 4x4 or 2x4).

### Symbol

×

1. (arithmetic) multiplication.
7 × 8 = 56
2. (set theory, category theory) Cartesian product, categorical product.
{1,2} × {3,4} = {(1,3),(1,4),(2,3),(2,4)}
3. (linear algebra) Vector product, cross product.
(1,2,5) × (3,4,−1) = (−22, 16, − 2)
4. Representing the hybridization between two different taxa.
5. Times. (Often written x.)
2× as much soap as a regular bottle!
• 2011, Dmitry Telnov, Biodiversity, Biogeography and Nature Conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea: Volume 1 (→ISBN), page 204:
Apikalglied nicht besonders lang, beim Männchen etwa doppelt so lang wie das vorletzte Glied. [...] Beine lang und schlank. Das Basalglied der Hintertarsen 1,3× so lang wie die restlichen Glieder zusammen.

#### Quotations

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:×.

#### Synonyms

• (multiplication): ·, *

#### Antonyms

• (multiplication): ÷

• (vector): ·

## Chinese

### Particle

×

1. Used to refer to something not specified. Usually read as (mǒu). Example: 王×.
2. Used to replace offensive characters.

## Italian

### Symbol

×

1. The multiplication sign, read per.
2. A symbol sometimes used to stand for the preposition per.

## Japanese

### Symbol

×(ばつ) (batsu

×(ペケ) (peke

1. impossibility, futility

## Russian

### Symbol

×

1. multiplication sign, usually read as умно́жить (umnóžitʹ).