\item

Command in package list.

Synopsis

\item[label]

Description

Starts a new list item. This command is allowed in the environments
enumerate, itemize, and
description. If label is given, it becomes the label
of the item. Otherwise a default label is used, except in the enumerate
environment, in which the label is empty if label is not set.

Example 1

Ordered list

\begin{enumerate}
  \item
    First item, with default label.
  \item
    Second item, with default label.
  \item[$\alpha^2$]
    Third item, with custom label.
 \end{enumerate} 

Result, as rendered by your browser

1.

First item, with default label.

2.

Second item, with default label.

α2

Third item, with custom label.

Example 2

Unordered list

\begin{itemize}
  \item
    First item, with default label.
  \item
    Second item, with default label.
  \item[$\alpha^2$]
    Third item, with custom label.
 \end{itemize} 

Result, as rendered by your browser

First item, with default label.

Second item, with default label.

α2

Third item, with custom label.

Example 3

Description list

\begin{description}
  \item[Term 1]
    First item, with custom label.
  \item[Term 2]
    Second item, with custom label.
  \item
    Third item, with no label.
 \end{description} 

Result, as rendered by your browser

Term 1
First item, with custom label.
Term 2
Second item, with custom label.
Third item, with no label.


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