The symbol (U+21AF DOWNWARDS ZIGZAG ARROW) is a Unicode character.[1] It is used for indicating a contradiction (the relationship between incompatible propositions) in mathematical logic, and electrolysis (the process of using an electrical current to separate molecules) in chemistry.[2] It can also be used as a symbol for lightning.


  1. "Unicode Utilities: Character Properties". Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  2. Strehl, Manuel. "U+21AF DOWNWARDS ZIGZAG ARROW – Codepoints". Retrieved 29 November 2016.
This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 11/29/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.