# Vertical bar facts for kids

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A **vertical bar** is the glyph "|". It has several other names besides vertical bar, such as "pipe", "vertical slash", and "bar". In mathematics, it may be put on both sides of a real or complex number to mean its absolute value. When applied on both sides of a matrix, it means its determinant. When placed in between two numbers, it means the divisibility relation (for example. means "*a* divides *b*").

In mathematics, double vertical bars are also used to refer to various mathematical concepts. These include the parallel relation (as in ) and the norm of a vector (as in ).

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In Spanish: Pleca para niños

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