# s.t.

## English translation: such that (s.t.) (before a mathematical expression)

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 Spanish term or phrase: tal que English translation: such that (s.t.) (before a mathematical expression) Entered by:

 07:53 Feb 1, 2009
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Science - Mathematics & Statistics
 Spanish term or phrase: s.t. "El conjunto en equilibrio [equilibrium set] se obtiene a partir del modelo: [mathematical expression 1] s.t. [mathematical expression 2] [other mathematical expressions, without s.t.]"
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 tal que Explanation:Quizás se trate de la abreviatura en inglés correspundiente a "such that" http://faculty.ssfs.org/~doschel/Calculus/Math Symbols.pdf 3 (the such that sign) means “under the condition that” and first appeared in the 1906 edition of Formulaire de mathematiqu´es by the logician Giuseppe Peano (1858–1932). However, it is much more common (and less ambiguous) to just abbreviate “such that” as “s.t.”. There are two good reasons to avoid using “3” in place of “such that”. First of all, the abbreviation “s.t.” is significantly more suggestive of its meaning than is “3”. Perhaps more importantly, though, is that it has become increasingly common for the symbol “3” to mean “contains as an element”, which is a logical extension of the usage of the unquestionably standard symbol “2” to mean “is contained as an element in”.
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tal que

Explanation:
Quizás se trate de la abreviatura en inglés correspundiente a "such that"

http://faculty.ssfs.org/~doschel/Calculus/Math Symbols.pdf
3 (the such that sign) means “under the condition that” and first appeared in the 1906
edition of Formulaire de mathematiqu´es by the logician Giuseppe Peano (1858–1932).
However, it is much more common (and less ambiguous) to just abbreviate “such that”
as “s.t.”.
There are two good reasons to avoid using “3” in place of “such that”. First of all, the
abbreviation “s.t.” is significantly more suggestive of its meaning than is “3”. Perhaps
more importantly, though, is that it has become increasingly common for the symbol
“3” to mean “contains as an element”, which is a logical extension of the usage of the
unquestionably standard symbol “2” to mean “is contained as an element in”.

 David RussiUnited StatesLocal time: 06:45Native speaker of: English, SpanishPRO pts in category: 31
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 Feb 2, 2009 - Changes made by translatol: Edited KOG entry translatol's old entry - "s.t." » "tal que "

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