U+2296 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block Mathematical Operators in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Math Symbol and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script. The character is also known as *symmetric difference*.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Other Neutral and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 2 other glyphs. In text U+2296 behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

In mathematics, the

symmetric differenceof two sets is the set of elements which are in either of the sets and not in their intersection. The symmetric difference of the setsAandBis commonly denoted by

or

or

For example, the symmetric difference of the sets and is . The symmetric difference of the set of all students and the set of all females consists of all non-female students together with all female non-students.

The power set of any set becomes an abelian group under the operation of symmetric difference, with the empty set as the neutral element of the group and every element in this group being its own inverse. The power set of any set becomes a Boolean ring with symmetric difference as the addition of the ring and intersection as the multiplication of the ring.

System | Representation |
---|---|

Nº | 8854 |

UTF-8 | E2 8A 96 |

UTF-16 | 22 96 |

UTF-32 | 00 00 22 96 |

URL-Quoted | %E2%8A%96 |

HTML-Escape | ⊖ |

Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake | â |

HTML-Escape | ⊖ |

HTML-Escape | ⊖ |

alias | symmetric difference |

L^{a}T_{e}X |
\ominus |

Property | Value |
---|---|

Age (age) | 1.1 |

Unicode Name (na) | CIRCLED MINUS |

Unicode 1 Name (na1) | — |

Block (blk) | Math_Operators |

General Category (gc) | Math Symbol |

Script (sc) | Common |

Bidirectional Category (bc) | Other Neutral |

Combining Class (ccc) | Not Reordered |

Decomposition Type (dt) | None |

Decomposition Mapping (dm) | |

Lowercase (Lower) | ✘ |

Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) | |

Lowercase Mapping (lc) | |

Uppercase (Upper) | ✘ |

Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) | |

Uppercase Mapping (uc) | |

Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) | |

Titlecase Mapping (tc) | |

Case Folding (cf) | |

ASCII Hex Digit (AHex) | ✘ |

Alphabetic (Alpha) | ✘ |

Bidi Control (Bidi_C) | ✘ |

Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M) | ✘ |

Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) | |

Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) | None |

Cased (Cased) | ✘ |

Composition Exclusion (CE) | ✘ |

Case Ignorable (CI) | ✘ |

Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex) | ✘ |

Changes When Casefolded (CWCF) | ✘ |

Changes When Casemapped (CWCM) | ✘ |

Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF) | ✘ |

Changes When Lowercased (CWL) | ✘ |

Changes When Titlecased (CWT) | ✘ |

Changes When Uppercased (CWU) | ✘ |

Dash (Dash) | ✘ |

Deprecated (Dep) | ✘ |

Default Ignorable Code Point (DI) | ✘ |

Diacritic (Dia) | ✘ |

East Asian Width (ea) | Neutral |

Extender (Ext) | ✘ |

FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) | |

Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) | Any |

Grapheme Base (Gr_Base) | ✔ |

Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext) | ✘ |

Grapheme Link (Gr_Link) | ✘ |

Hex Digit (Hex) | ✘ |

Hangul Syllable Type (hst) | Not Applicable |

Hyphen (Hyphen) | ✘ |

ID Continue (IDC) | ✘ |

Ideographic (Ideo) | ✘ |

ID Start (IDS) | ✘ |

IDS Binary Operator (IDSB) | ✘ |

IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST) | ✘ |

InMC (InMC) | — |

Indic Positional Category (InPC) | NA |

Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) | Other |

ISO 10646 Comment (isc) | — |

Joining Group (jg) | No_Joining_Group |

Join Control (Join_C) | ✘ |

Jamo Short Name (JSN) | — |

Joining Type (jt) | Non Joining |

Line Break (lb) | Alphabetic |

Logical Order Exception (LOE) | ✘ |

Math (Math) | ✔ |

Noncharacter Code Point (NChar) | ✘ |

NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) | Yes |

NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) | Yes |

NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) | |

NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) | Yes |

NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) | Yes |

Numeric Type (nt) | None |

Numeric Value (nv) | NaN |

Other Alphabetic (OAlpha) | ✘ |

Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI) | ✘ |

Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext) | ✘ |

Other ID Continue (OIDC) | ✘ |

Other ID Start (OIDS) | ✘ |

Other Lowercase (OLower) | ✘ |

Other Math (OMath) | ✘ |

Other Uppercase (OUpper) | ✘ |

Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn) | ✔ |

Pattern White Space (Pat_WS) | ✘ |

Quotation Mark (QMark) | ✘ |

Radical (Radical) | ✘ |

Sentence Break (SB) | Other |

Simple Case Folding (scf) | |

Script Extension (scx) | Common |

Soft Dotted (SD) | ✘ |

STerm (STerm) | ✘ |

Terminal Punctuation (Term) | ✘ |

Unified Ideograph (UIdeo) | ✘ |

Variation Selector (VS) | ✘ |

Word Break (WB) | Other |

White Space (WSpace) | ✘ |

XID Continue (XIDC) | ✘ |

XID Start (XIDS) | ✘ |

Expands On NFC (XO_NFC) | ✘ |

Expands On NFD (XO_NFD) | ✘ |

Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC) | ✘ |

Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD) | ✘ |