The Mathematical Symbol "Succeeds But Not Equivalent To (⋩)"

The "Succeeds But Not Equivalent To" Symbol (⋩)

The ⋩ symbol, known as "Succeeds But Not Equivalent To," is a mathematical relation that depicts one item succeeding another without them being equivalent. It is used in certain mathematical contexts to make distinctions between relations of succession and equivalence.

Visual Representation

The ⋩ symbol visually appears as a ">" symbol followed by a wavy line "~", suggesting the notion of "greater than but not approximately equal to".


The specific use of the ⋩ symbol can vary depending on the mathematical context. Typically, it's utilized in order-theoretic settings or when discussing certain algebraic structures to indicate a specific type of order relationship that's distinct from mere equivalence. While "succeeds" implies a kind of order (like "greater than"), the added nuance of "but not equivalent to" emphasizes a lack of a particular kind of closeness or similarity.

As with any specialized symbol, its exact meaning can depend on the field of study and the particular topic at hand.

Typing ⋩

To represent the "Succeeds But Not Equivalent To" symbol in documents or platforms that recognize HTML entities, you can use the ⋩ entity. However, the visual representation might differ slightly based on the font and platform. In non-HTML contexts, other methods or dedicated libraries might be necessary to accurately represent the symbol.

Related Symbols

Mathematics is rich with symbols that convey specific relationships, some of which are closely related to ⋩. These might include:

  • ≻ (Succeeds)
  • ≃ (Approximately equal to)
  • ∼ (Tilde operator, often used for "is similar to")


The ⋩ symbol serves a specific purpose in mathematical notation, emphasizing a relationship of succeeding but not being equivalent. As always, context is crucial in determining the exact significance and interpretation of this symbol in any given mathematical setting.

Mathematical symbol 'Succeeds But Not Equivalent To'

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Codes for the ⋩ Symbol

The Symbol
Alt CodeAlt 8937
HTML Code⋩
HTML Entity⋩
CSS Code\22E9
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 8937. 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: &#8937;</b>My symbol: ⋩

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

HTML TextOutput
<b>My symbol: &scnsim;</b>My symbol: ⋩

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

CSS and HTML TextOutput
span:after {
content: "\22E9";}
<span>My symbol:</span>
My symbol: ⋩

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

HTML TextOutput
<b>My symbol: &#x22E9;</b>My symbol: ⋩
On the assumption that you already have your canvas and the context set up, use the Hex code in the format 0x22E9 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+22E9. 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 22E9 turns into ⋩. Note that you can omit any leading zeros.)
In JavaScript, the syntax is \uXXXX. So, our example would be \u22E9. (Note that the format is 4 hexadecimal characters.)
JavaScript TextOutput
let str = "\u22E9"
document.write("My symbol: " + str)
My symbol: ⋩