+ Plus Symbol

What is plus + sign

Generally speaking, a plus (notated with the sign “+”) is a sign which is put among two digits (i.e., numbers) to signify that the 2nd number is being added to the first one. The plus sign may also be placed right before a number to indicate that the number is more significant than zero (e.g., +3), and right after a number as well, to represent a number which is far more than a minimum number or even an amount (e.g., 18+).

The plus sign, +, is simply a binary character which, in most cases, indicates addition, as in the following example: 2 + 3 = 5. Besides, the plus sign can serve as a unary character that leaves its operand unchanged, for instance, +x, meaning the same as x). That explanation can be used when desired to foreground digits’ positiveness, particularly in contrast with the negative numbers, such as +5 versus −5.

The plus + sign may also designate other multiple operations that vary across the mathematical system right under consideration. Like vector spaces or matrix rings, several algebraic structures have a function called or is equivalent to some addition. It is quite convenient to use the plus + only to stipulate commutative operations. The plus symbol is also commonly used in physics and chemistry.

How to create a plus sign

In this section, you will learn how to create a plus + sign via a computer keyboard. See below listed two methods:

Method 1 – How to create the plus + sign on a U.S. keyboard? To make a plus + sign via a U.S. keyboard, you need to hold down the "Shift" key and then press the "plus" key on your keyboard. Be wary that the plus key is on the same key as the equals sign designated as ( = ), located right next to the backspace key. Also, note that the plus is easier to use on the numeric keypad along with math formulas.

Method 2 – How to create the plus + sign on a tablet or smartphone? To make a plus + alert on your smartphone or a tablet, you will need to open the OSK, an on-screen keyboard. Then, tap the numbers button (123), then click (# + =) or symbols key (sym). Finally, press on the + symbol.

What are the common uses of the plus sign?

In this section, you can take a look at the various uses of the plus sign, such as:

Use #1: The plus + sign is most frequently used in math and programming to add two or more digits or a programming operator.

Use #2: Plus + is used in a math formula to signify addition. For instance, in this formula you can see that the number 2 <plus> 1 is equal to number 3; like: 2 + 1 = 3.

Use #3: A plus + is also used in a URL. In a URL, the plus sign is a popular method used to notate a space since spaces are not allowed in URLs.

Use #4: Plus + in a shortcut key – In a shortcut key, the plus + sign is used to specify two or more keys pressed simultaneously. For instance, "Ctrl + A" means to press the "Ctrl" key and then press the letter "a" to select all text. The plus + sign can also be used as a shortcut. For instance, in a browser, you can press "Ctrl" and the "plus" key to zoom in on an image or text.

Use #5: A plus + is used in a regular expression to match one or more times. For instance, in a regular expression, all the letter "z" will be replaced with a single letter "a." Hence, the "z" will become "a," "ZZ" becomes "a," as of "zzz," it will become "a," and so on.

Use #6: Plus can be used as an increment a variable in programming. Two pluses ++ next to each other in programming is commonly known as a shorthand method of incrementing a variable's value. For instance, if you had a variable called "$count" and that variable was equal to "10", you wrote $count++. However, in other various programmings, the sign would increment by one and become "11."

Use #7: The plus + key is generally shared with the equals key on U.S. keyboards, shown next to or even above the equals character. To create a plus + sign, you will have to hold down the "Shift" key on your keyboard and also at the same time hit the backslash key.

What are the common plus sign symbols?

Below you will find a short list of different variations of the Plus + sign, which come into various means of use. There are given codes both in decimal and in hex forms. Besides, you will learn about each plus sign’s meaning, and the visual icon of each plus symbol. See examples below:

+ Plus Sign in decimal &#43; in hex &#x002B;

± Plus-minus Sign in decimal &#177; in hex &#x00B1;

₊ Subscript Plus Sign in decimal &#8330; in hex &#x208A;

∔ Dot Plus in decimal &#8724; in hex &#x2214;

ᐩ Canadian Syllabics Final Plus in decimal &#5161; in hex &#x1429;

⁺ Superscript Plus Sign in decimal &#8314; in hex &#x207A;

➕ Heavy Plus Sign in decimal &#10133; in hex &#x2795;

⨁ N-ary Circled Plus Operator in decimal &#10753; in hex &#x2A01;

⨄ N-ary Union Operator With Plus in decimal &#10756; in hex &#x2A04;

⧺ Double Plus in decimal &#10746; in hex &#x29FA;

⧻ Triple Plus in decimal &#10747; in hex &#x29FB;

⨤ Plus Sign With Tilde Above in decimal &#10788; in hex &#x2A24;

⨥ Plus Sign With Dot Below in decimal &#10789; in hex &#x2A25;

⨢ Plus Sign With Small Circle Above in decimal &#10786; in hex &#x2A22;

⨣ Plus Sign With Circumflex Accent Above in decimal &#10787; in hex &#x2A23;

How to use and type Plus symbol code?

  • If your keyboard contains separate NumPad, you should be sure that it is enabled. If it is not, press the Num Lock key to activate it then press hold down the Alt key on the left side. Type the number that represents that character or the symbol you want to insert and then release the insert key.
  • For example, for the greek letter omega Ω press and hold Alt and the type 0234 and then release.
  • There is another method that works only for word documents. In this method, you should type the characters first then press Alt and X. For example ( 0234 + Alt + X for greek letter omega ).
  • If you have a keyboard that doesn't have NumPad here is what will work for you. Find the Function key ( FN ) then presses and hold the function key while holding press and release Num LK key; then release FN key. This method will activate the numeric keypad in your laptop.
  • Then do the same steps as in the previous example.
  • Notice that in IBM code you don't use 0 (Alt + 255 ) before the code which is different from the windows generator that requires to add 0 (Alt + 0255 ) before the code.

Table of Symbols and Codes

Symbol Title / Description Unicode Code / HTML Code
Plus With Small Circle Above &#10786; &#x2A22;
Small Plus &#65122; &#xFE62;
Dot Plus &#8724; &#x2214;
⪿ Subset With Plus Below &#10943; &#x2ABF;
Plus With Dot Below &#10789; &#x2A25;
+ Plus &#43; &#x002B;
Plus With Circumflex Accent Above &#10787; &#x2A23;
Superset With Plus Below &#10944; &#x2AC0;
Subscript Plus &#8330; &#x208A;
Triple Plus &#10747; &#x29FB;
Plus With Tilde Above &#10788; &#x2A24;
N-ary Union Operator With Plus &#10756; &#x2A04;
Squared Plus &#8862; &#x229E;
Heavy Plus &#10133; &#x2795;
Circled Plus &#8853; &#x2295;
Plus With Tilde Below &#10790; &#x2A26;
˖ Modifier Letter Plus &#726; &#x02D6;
Fullwidth Plus &#65291; &#xFF0B;
Plus In Right Half Circle &#10798; &#x2A2E;
Plus In Left Half Circle &#10797; &#x2A2D;
̟ Combining Plus Below &#799; &#x031F;
Canadian Syllabics Final Plus &#5161; &#x1429;
Superscript Plus &#8314; &#x207A;
Plus With Subscript Two &#10791; &#x2A27;
Double Plus &#10746; &#x29FA;

Something doesn't work?

  • The Num lock should always be enabled. If it is disabled when you are attempting an alt code, it may cause errors or unexpected results in some applications. For example, Alt+4 could be interpreted as Alt +, ← which causes the browser to go back if the Num lock is disabled.
  • If your laptop keyboard doesn't have a separate NumPad, you should hold FN button with Alt button while typing the code.
  • This method does not work for Linux system, but it is possible to use Unicode.

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