Dot Operator Symbol

Symbol Format Data
Code Point
U+22C5
TeX
\cdot
SVG
Symbol Table

Usage

The dot operator symbol is used in math to represent multiplication and, in the context of linear algebra, as the dot product operator. Typically, the symbol is used in an expression like this:

In plain language, this expression means three multiplied by five.

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Multiplication

Multiplication is a basic arithmetic operation performed on two numbers. Multiplying a number by another number is the same as taking n groups of the other number.

Dot Product

The dot product takes in two vectors as input and produces a number as output.