# Hyphen Symbol

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Symbol Format Data
- Code Point
U+002D
SVG

## Usage

The hyphen symbol is used in math as the subtraction operator when entering a math expression for computation and for typesetting. Typically, the symbol is used in an expression like this:

5 - 3

In plain language, this expression represents five minus three. Note, when typsetting math the resulting symbol is actually the minus symbol.

## Related

The minus symbol is an arithmetic operator used to represent subtraction.