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## Idea

For $n \in \mathbb{N}$, and $\sigma \in Sym(n)$ a permutation of $n$ elements, the Levi-Civita symbol or antisymmetric symbol

$\epsilon_{\sigma(1), \sigma(2), \cdots, \sigma(n)} \;\in\; \{\pm 1\}$

is (tensor-style notation for) the signature of the permutation.

Together with the Kronecker delta-notation, the Levi-Civita symbol is convenient in expressions subject to Einstein summation convention, then serving essentially as a combinatorial form of string diagram/Penrose notation in tensor categories.