The small cross is a simple character in the form of a St. Andrew's cross.
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In the German and Anglo-Saxon cultural space it is often used to select from a list ( eg elections). Tick the verb and "do its crosses " in the sense of an agreement modeled on for this use. Otherwise, it is also common to use the " ticking " the check mark ✓.
There is also a negative meaning, which dates from the time of the telegraph and typewriter writing, where painted with the letter "X" text passages ( " ausixen " ) - the computer being the through line ( strikeout) is as usual.
The three crosses as autograph ( signature, signature) are known in official documents for the illiterate - this is where × variants found next forms. Even today has a signature in this form notarized be ( approximately: "A signature that does not match the name signature, but with a mere show of hands - the most famous three crosses - is made, the certification required by a notary " § 126 DBGB ).
As a symbol
- In mathematics is as a multiplication operator and a tick ( ✕ U 00 D7, TeX \ times ) is used, among other mark (about the Malpunkt ); the same symbol marks and the cross product of the vectors
- In biology, for intersection, in particular hybridization and bastardization in the nomenclature of biology (eg: The Tea Rose Rosa indica fragrans Rosa gigantea × Rosa chinensis, is a cultivated form ).
- Similarly we find the characters in the genealogy, as for illegitimate connection and its derivatives, while marital given after the marriage symbol " ∞ "
In many cases, matches the character in geometry, technical drawing, plans and related areas:
- Identification of a circle or radius ( arc ) center ( DIN 406 degree entry into drawings part 1) - there but typically " " (plus sign, simple cross, in the sense crosshair ) pulled through in the form of, or as a centerline cross up to the bow.
- Taken into text notes on this dimension reference - In some applications, such as in the section drawing, marking an auxiliary or dimension line with × ------- ×, then with " × × »
- In the map view as: - × - · - × - · - × - for locked state border, or = × == × == × = for blocked streets ( road maps in the sense " not tow a trailer ," or " closed in winter " for to find mountain passes ).
- In Latin alphabet: " X " and " x " (, Large 'and' Small Ix ')
- In the Cyrillic alphabet: " Х " and " х " (, Large 'and' Small Ha ' ), and with descender " Ҳ " and " ҳ »
- In the Greek alphabet: " Χ " and " χ " ( Chi ')
- Chinese / Japanese / Korean ( CJK): Chinese乂, Pinyin yì lead, conduct; nourish ' ( radical), jap乂, gai, ge, Kor. 예, Hanja乂ye
- Japanese: Katakana alsoメ(' Me' )
- Chinese: also Bopomofo ( phonetics ) ㄨ (' U' )
Unicode contains various crosses ( above-mentioned letter can be found at the jew alphabet, and are not yet specified once here):