How to Use LaTeX Up Arrow Symbol

To write the up arrow symbol (↑) in LaTeX, use the LaTeX command \uparrow. It will add ↑ arrow in the text.

In this article, we will discuss how to use upward arrow (↑) in the LaTeX document and their significance in the mathematical expressions and logical statements.

Symbol Overview

Symbol: Up Arrow

Unicode: U+2191

Type: Mathematical

Package Requirement: None (built-in symbol)

Argument: None (no additional arguments needed)

LaTeX Command: \uparrow



The up arrow is a built-in symbol available in LaTeX, is used to indicate an upward direction. It signify an increase or positive change in mathematical or logical context.


The LaTeX command \uparrow is used to display the up arrow symbol.


Let’s understand using up arrow symbol in various domains like mathematics, logical context with the help of examples.

Using the Up Arrow Symbol in a Mathematical Expression

$x \uparrow y$

Output: 👇️

x ↑ y

Here in the above example, x \uparrow y represent raising ‘x’ to the power of ‘y’ or any other context where an upward direction indicates an increase.

Using the Up Arrow Symbol in Logical Statement

\[ X \rightarrow X \uparrow \neg Y \]

Output: 👇️

X → X ↑ ¬Y

In the above example, the \uparrow represents the “nor” (negation of “or”) operation in the logical statement. Logical statement is true when the both ‘X’ and ‘Y’ are false.


The up arrow symbol has versatile applications in LaTeX documents such as:

  • Indicate an increase or positive change in numerical values or variables.
  • Represent power operations in mathematical equations.
  • Represent “nor” (negation of “or”) operation in logical statement where the logical statement is true when both operands are false.


LaTex offers various arrow symbols. Using the up arrow symbol in LaTeX documents, you can create visually appealing and formatted documents with enhanced mathematical and logical representations.