How to denote similar to(∼) symbol in LaTeX?

Similar-to symbol is a logical-mathematical symbol denoted by . Latex stores more than one command and package that represents a similar-to symbol.

Symbol Similar to
Type Logical
Package Default
Command \sim
Example \sim
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
 $$ a \sim b $$
 $$ p \sim q $$
\end{document}

Output :

similar to symbol

The best practice is to use the direct \sim command without installing any packages.

And multiple logical symbols are used with the similar-to symbol. Such as equal, gatearthan, lessthen etc.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amssymb,amsmath}
\begin{document}
 $$
 \begin{matrix}
  \lesssim & \gtrsim & \succsim\\[6pt] 
  \backsim & \simeq & \backsimeq\\[6pt]
  \nsim & \lnsim & \gnsim
\end{matrix}
$$
\end{document}

Output :

Different types of similar to symbol

One request!

Don't forget to share this tutorial if I have added any value to your education life with this tutorial.

facebook icontwitter iconwhatsapp iconlinkdin icon

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *