The Mathematical Symbol "Not Greater-Than (≯)"

The "Not Greater-Than" Symbol (≯)

The ≯ symbol is a mathematical notation used to indicate that one number is not greater than another. In other words, it expresses the relationship between two numbers when one is either less than or equal to the other, but not strictly greater than the other.

Understanding ≯

The ≯ symbol combines the concepts of the traditional less than or equal to (≤) and not equal to (≠) symbols. Essentially, if "a ≯ b", it means that "a" is not strictly greater than "b", and could be equal to or less than "b".

Example 1: Basic Use

Consider the numbers 5 and 7. We can say: \[ 5 ≯ 7 \] This statement means that 5 is not greater than 7, which is accurate.

Example 2: Equality

Using the same symbol, consider the numbers 8 and 8: \[ 8 ≯ 8 \] In this context, the statement means that 8 is not greater than 8, which implies equality.

Common Usage of ≯

The ≯ symbol is primarily used in:

  • Mathematics: It is a standard notation in mathematical equations and expressions, especially when discussing inequalities.
  • Programming: Some programming languages and software tools utilize this symbol or its equivalent for specific comparison operations.

In summary, the ≯ symbol offers a concise way to depict the relationship between numbers in the context of inequalities. Being familiar with this and other related symbols is beneficial for individuals working with mathematics or coding.

Mathematical symbol 'Not Greater-Than'

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Codes for the ≯ Symbol

The Symbol
Alt CodeAlt 8815
HTML Code≯
HTML Entity≯
CSS Code\226F
Hex Code≯

How To Insert the ≯ Symbol

(Method 1) Copy and paste the symbol.

The easiest way to get the ≯ symbol is to copy and paste it into your document.

Bear in mind that this is a UTF-8 encoded character. It must be encoded as UTF-8 at all stages (copying, replacing, editing, pasting), otherwise it will render as random characters or the dreaded �.

(Method 2) Use the "Alt Code."

If you have a keyboard with a numeric pad, you can use this method. Simply hold down the Alt key and type 8815. When you lift the Alt key, the symbol appears. ("Num Lock" must be on.)

(Method 3) Use the HTML Decimal Code (for webpages).

HTML TextOutput
<b>My symbol: &#8815;</b>My symbol: ≯

(Method 4) Use the HTML Entity Code (for webpages).

HTML TextOutput
<b>My symbol: &ngt;</b>My symbol: ≯

(Method 5) Use the CSS Code (for webpages).

CSS and HTML TextOutput
span:after {
content: "\226F";}
<span>My symbol:</span>
My symbol: ≯

(Method 6) Use the HTML Hex Code (for webpages and HTML canvas).

HTML TextOutput
<b>My symbol: &#x226F;</b>My symbol: ≯
On the assumption that you already have your canvas and the context set up, use the Hex code in the format 0x226F to place the ≯ symbol on your canvas. For example:
JavaScript Text
const x = "0x"+"E9"
ctx.fillText(String.fromCodePoint(x), 5, 5);

(Method 7) Use the Unicode (for various, e.g. Microsoft Office, JavaScript, Perl).

The Unicode for ≯ is U+226F. The important part is the hexadecimal number after the U+, which is used in various formats. For example, in Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Word, PowerPoint), do the following:
[Hold down Alt]
[Press x]

(The 226F turns into ≯. Note that you can omit any leading zeros.)
In JavaScript, the syntax is \uXXXX. So, our example would be \u226F. (Note that the format is 4 hexadecimal characters.)
JavaScript TextOutput
let str = "\u226F"
document.write("My symbol: " + str)
My symbol: ≯