The Mathematical Symbol "Greater-Than with Dot (⋗)"

The ⋗ Symbol in Mathematics: Greater-Than with Dot

Among the myriad of mathematical symbols, the ⋗ stands out as the "Greater-Than with Dot". This article aims to shed light on its meaning and offer examples for better comprehension.


The ⋗ symbol is a less common variation of the familiar "greater than" symbol. While its specific interpretation can vary depending on the context, it's often employed in specialized areas of mathematics, such as number theory or certain algebraic structures, to denote a specific type of ordering or relation.


  • Example 1: Special Order Relations:
    Suppose we have an order relation on a set that is slightly different from the typical less-than or greater-than relations. In some contexts, the ⋗ might be used to express this special relation, for instance, when comparing the order of certain elements: \( a ⋗ b \).
  • Example 2: Notational Distinctions:
    In some mathematical discussions, especially those involving multiple order relations, the ⋗ can be employed to distinguish between them. For instance, while \( a > b \) might indicate a typical ordering, \( a ⋗ b \) might denote a special type of relation within the same context.

In summary, the ⋗ symbol serves as a specialized notation to express distinct or nuanced "greater than" relations. Its usage is context-dependent, making it vital to understand the specific mathematical framework where it's being employed.

Mathematical symbol 'Greater-Than with Dot'

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Codes for the ⋗ Symbol

The Symbol
Alt CodeAlt 8919
HTML Code⋗
HTML Entity⋗
CSS Code\22D7
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 8919. 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: &#8919;</b>My symbol: ⋗

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

HTML TextOutput
<b>My symbol: &gtdot;</b>My symbol: ⋗

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

CSS and HTML TextOutput
span:after {
content: "\22D7";}
<span>My symbol:</span>
My symbol: ⋗

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

HTML TextOutput
<b>My symbol: &#x22D7;</b>My symbol: ⋗
On the assumption that you already have your canvas and the context set up, use the Hex code in the format 0x22D7 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+22D7. 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 22D7 turns into ⋗. Note that you can omit any leading zeros.)
In JavaScript, the syntax is \uXXXX. So, our example would be \u22D7. (Note that the format is 4 hexadecimal characters.)
JavaScript TextOutput
let str = "\u22D7"
document.write("My symbol: " + str)
My symbol: ⋗