# Left Parenthesis Symbol

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Symbol Format Data
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U+0028
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SVG

## Usage

The left parenthesis symbol is used in math to group expressions together, group function arguments and to implicitly represent the multiplication operator. Typically, the symbol appears together with the right parenthesis symbol and is used in an expression like this:

By including the parentheses in the expression above, the order of operations changes so that the addition is performed before the multiplication.

## Related

The right parenthesis is used to mark the end of a group.

The left square bracket symbol is used in math to delineate the start of a matrix.

The right square bracket symbol is used in math to delineate the end of a matrix.

Left curly brace symbol.

Right curly brace.