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Maybe, but I don't think that's where the OP was going. My understanding of the OP was that instead of, say using the large S symbol to mean integral, why not use this type of notation:

integrate(start, end, function)

Of course, I can think of a few problems with this. The large 'S' symbol is understood by everybody, regardless of their language, is one advantage of symbols that comes immediately to mind.

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