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# What is the symbol for mathematical division ÷ called?

# Obelus

An obelus is a symbol consisting of a short horizontal line with a dot above and another dot below, and in other uses, it is a symbol resembling a small dagger. In mathematics, it is mainly used to represent the mathematical operation of division. It is therefore commonly called the division sign.

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