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# \ensuremath (**LaTeX2e**)

`\ensuremath{Text set in math mode}`

The argument of the `\ensuremath` command is always set in
math mode, regardless of the current mode. Note that math mode
is **not** specifically invoked in the argument of
the `\ensuremath` command.

Thus `\ensuremath{$\alpha^2+\beta^2$}` is **not
correct**.

The **correct** form is `\ensuremath{\alpha^2+\beta^2}`.

See also `\newcommand`

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Revised: Sheldon Green, 4 May 1995.