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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.

Note that digits in a variable name are conventionally not italic so {{math}} should be used instead in for example {} to produce *x*_{1}. Functions and variables made up of multiple letters are conventionally set in upright letters so {{math}} should be used in that case too; for example {} to produce cos.

## Usage

For example:

Let {} be the maximum value used.

produces:

Let x be the maximum value used.

## See also

- {{var}}, for non-mathematical variables
- {{math}}, which formats its argument as mathematics
- {{bigmath}}, the same as {{math}} but makes it bigger
- {{tmath}}, which wraps a TeX math expression in
`<math>`tags

## TemplateData

**TemplateData for Mvar**

Marks text as a variable and formats it as math

Parameter | Description | Type | Status | |
---|---|---|---|---|

variable | `1` | no description | Line | required |

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