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The mvar template makes the argument italic and formats as mathematics. It is used to refer to individual variables in normal running text. It should not be used within a {{math}} template as that makes the characters too large.

Note that digits in a variable name are conventionally not italic so {{math}} should be used instead in for example {{math|''x''1}} to produce x1.


For example:

Let {{mvar|maxnum}} be the maximum value used.


Let maxnum be the maximum value used.

See also[edit]

  • {{math}} which formats its argument as mathematics
  • {{bigmath}}, the same as {{math}} but makes it bigger
  • {{tmath}} wraps a [[TeX|TeX]] math expression in <math> tags