# Define the behavior of operators without built-in meaning

I need an operation $$\tilde{}$$ that lifts another operation (for example, the sum, but this does not have to be limited to real numbers) in the sense that $$\widetilde{ (x \oplus y)} = \tilde x + \tilde y$$.

I tried to implement this

Til[x⊕y]
Til[x_CirclePlus] := Til[#] & /@ x
Til[x ⊕ y]


where Til is the tilde. But this yields $$\widetilde{ (x \oplus y)} = \tilde x \color{red}\oplus \tilde y$$.

• How to replace the red plus by a normal sum?

• Alternatively, how can I read each of the summands without using x_CirclePlus?

• Til[CirclePlus[a_, b_]] := Til[a] + Til[b]? If I understand you correctly, you would not need your other definition if you use this one. Jun 3, 2020 at 16:33
• As a further generalization of @Marco's proposal: Til[CirclePlus[args__]] := Apply[Plus, Til /@ {args}]. Jun 3, 2020 at 16:42
• Great, that's the solution. I don't know why I doubted Til cannot read directly the arguments of CirclePlus. As for the second, I didn't know that syntax, sorry. Both work.
– João
Jun 3, 2020 at 17:03
• Despite your second bullet, the following works too and is close to your original: Til[x_CirclePlus] := Til /@ Plus@@x; it is just a slightly shorter version of @J.M.'s Til[CirlePlus[args__]]:=Plus@@(Til/@{args}) Jun 4, 2020 at 3:04

ClearAll[Til]

ClearAll[Til]