I have a general question about the notation of min and max functions. I'm wondering if there is an accepted notation, used by mathematicians, for the min and max functions, other than the usual min(x,y) and max(x,y) that I typically see. To give similar examples for what I'm looking for. absolute value: abs(x) is notated as |x| round to lower integer: floor(x) is notated as [tex]\lfloor x \rfloor[/tex] round to upper integer: ceil(x) is notated as [tex]\lceil x \rceil[/tex] Lately, I've been using min and max often and it would be nice to have a shorthand notation. I could make up my own, but I don't want to use a notation that isn't an accepted standard. So far, my searching indicates that I'm stuck with min and max, but I figured this forum would be a good place to see if anybody is aware of any obscure notation that would be acceptable to mathematicians.