U+2A2F VECTOR OR CROSS PRODUCT
U+2A2F was added to Unicode in version 3.2 (2002). It belongs to the block
This character is a Math Symbol and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script.
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 1 other glyphs. In text U+2A2F behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.
The CLDR project labels this character “vector cross product” for use in screen reading software. It assigns additional tags, e.g. for search in emoji pickers: vector cross product.
The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:
In mathematics, the cross product or vector product (occasionally directed area product, to emphasize its geometric significance) is a binary operation on two vectors in a threedimensional oriented Euclidean vector space (named here E {displaystyle E} ), and is denoted by the symbol × {displaystyle imes } . Given two linearly independent vectors a and b, the cross product, a × b (read "a cross b"), is a vector that is perpendicular to both a and b, and thus normal to the plane containing them. It has many applications in mathematics, physics, engineering, and computer programming. It should not be confused with the dot product (projection product).
If two vectors have the same direction or have the exact opposite direction from each other (that is, they are not linearly independent), or if either one has zero length, then their cross product is zero. More generally, the magnitude of the product equals the area of a parallelogram with the vectors for sides; in particular, the magnitude of the product of two perpendicular vectors is the product of their lengths.
The cross product is anticommutative (that is, a × b = − b × a) and is distributive over addition (that is, a × (b + c) = a × b + a × c). The space E {displaystyle E} together with the cross product is an algebra over the real numbers, which is neither commutative nor associative, but is a Lie algebra with the cross product being the Lie bracket.
Like the dot product, it depends on the metric of Euclidean space, but unlike the dot product, it also depends on a choice of orientation (or "handedness") of the space (it's why an oriented space is needed). In connection with the cross product, the exterior product of vectors can be used in arbitrary dimensions (with a bivector or 2form result) and is independent of the orientation of the space.
The product can be generalized in various ways, using the orientation and metric structure just as for the traditional 3dimensional cross product, one can, in n dimensions, take the product of n − 1 vectors to produce a vector perpendicular to all of them. But if the product is limited to nontrivial binary products with vector results, it exists only in three and seven dimensions. The crossproduct in seven dimensions has undesirable properties (e.g. it fails to satisfy the Jacobi identity), however, so it is not used in mathematical physics to represent quantities such as multidimensional spacetime. (See § Generalizations, below, for other dimensions.)
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Nº  10799 
UTF8  E2 A8 AF 
UTF16  2A 2F 
UTF32  00 00 2A 2F 
URLQuoted  %E2%A8%AF 
HTMLEscape  ⨯ 
Wrong windows1252 Mojibake  â¨¯ 
HTMLEscape  ⨯ 
L^{A}T_{E}X  \ElzTimes 
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