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Wedge (symbol) | |

In Unicode | U+2227 ∧ LOGICAL AND (HTML `∧` · `∧, ∧` ) |

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See also | U+2228 ∨ LOGICAL OR (HTML `∨` · `∨, ∨` ) |

**Wedge** (**∧**) is a symbol that looks similar to an in-line caret (^). It is used to represent various operations. In Unicode, the symbol is encoded U+2227 ∧ LOGICAL AND (HTML `∧`

**·** `∧, ∧`

) and by `\wedge`

and `\land`

in TeX. The opposite symbol (∨) is called a vel, or sometimes a (descending) wedge. Some authors who call the descending wedge *vel* often call the ascending wedge *ac* (the corresponding Latin word for "and", also spelled "atque"), keeping their usage parallel!

Wedge is used to represent various operations:

- Logical conjunction in propositional logic and first-order logic
^{[1]} - Meet in lattice theory
- Exterior product or wedge product in differential geometry