The Mathematical Symbol "Greater-Than Over Equal To (≧)"

The ≧ Symbol in Mathematics: Greater-Than Over Equal To

Mathematical symbols offer concise ways to communicate complex relationships. Among them is the ≧ symbol, denoting "Greater-Than Over Equal To". This article will delve into its meaning and showcase examples of its application.


The ≧ symbol serves as a relational operator indicating that one quantity is either greater than or equal to another. It combines the "greater than" and "equal to" symbols into one, providing a compact way to express a range of acceptable values.


  • Example 1: Basic Numerical Relationship:
    Consider two numbers \( a \) and \( b \). If \( a \) is either larger than \( b \) or exactly equal to \( b \), this relationship is expressed as \( a ≧ b \).
  • Example 2: Algebraic Inequalities:
    Let's take an algebraic expression \( f(x) \) and a constant \( k \). If \( f(x) \) takes a value that is either greater than or precisely equal to \( k \) across a certain domain, then we can represent this as \( f(x) ≧ k \).

In essence, the ≧ symbol offers a concise way to describe two potential relationships between quantities: equality or a "greater-than" relationship. It's a valuable tool in mathematics, especially when describing boundary conditions or ranges.

Mathematical symbol 'Greater-Than Over Equal To'

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Codes for the ≧ Symbol

The Symbol
Alt CodeAlt 8807
HTML Code≧
HTML Entity≧
CSS Code\2267
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 8807. 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: &#8807;</b>My symbol: ≧

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

HTML TextOutput
<b>My symbol: &gE;</b>My symbol: ≧

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

CSS and HTML TextOutput
span:after {
content: "\2267";}
<span>My symbol:</span>
My symbol: ≧

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

HTML TextOutput
<b>My symbol: &#x2267;</b>My symbol: ≧
On the assumption that you already have your canvas and the context set up, use the Hex code in the format 0x2267 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+2267. 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 2267 turns into ≧. Note that you can omit any leading zeros.)
In JavaScript, the syntax is \uXXXX. So, our example would be \u2267. (Note that the format is 4 hexadecimal characters.)
JavaScript TextOutput
let str = "\u2267"
document.write("My symbol: " + str)
My symbol: ≧