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What is this symbol ≡ and what does it mean?

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In mathematics, the triple bar symbol means "equivalent to".

It is used in several branches of mathematics in different ways, but usually you can think of it as "equals to".


Example:

Writing f(x) ­≡ g(x) would mean that the f and g functions are identical for all inputs. It would be also accurate to write f(x) = g(x).

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