# TeX/above

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## Synopsis[edit]

\above[dimen]

## Description[edit]

\above is TeX's more general command for making fractions. Printing

a\above 0.5pt b

produces the fraction where the separating bar has thickness 0.5pt. Grouping may be required to make sure that not too much is included in the numerator and denominator. A good rule of thumb is to simply put braces around any fraction as in

{a\above 0.5pt b}

The primatives \over and \atop can be replicated in terms of \above as

\over = \above 0.4pt \atop = \above 0pt