The Mathematical Symbol "Succeeds or Equal To (≽)"

The "Succeeds or Equal To" Symbol (≽)

The ≽ symbol signifies a relation between two elements where one succeeds the other or is equal to it. This is mostly used in the context of order relations in mathematics.

Visual Representation

The symbol itself might look like a "greater than" sign (`>`) accompanied by an underline or a curve under it, illustrating the "or equal to" portion of its meaning.

Common Uses

The "Succeeds or Equal To" relation has specific applications in mathematics, especially when discussing ordered sets or sequences:

  • Ordering: In an ordered set or sequence, if element \( a \) is either greater than or equal to element \( b \), then it can be expressed as \( a ≽ b \).
  • Examples:
    • For the set of real numbers, if \( x = 5 \) and \( y = 3 \), then \( x ≽ y \).
    • In a sequence, if the 5th term is 7 and the 4th term is 7, we can also say the 5th term ≽ the 4th term.

Representation in Other Contexts

In LaTeX, which is often used for typesetting complex math formulas, the "succeeds or equal to" symbol can often be represented with commands like `\succeq` when you're within math mode.


The ≽ symbol serves a vital role in representing certain order relations in mathematics. By indicating "greater than or equal to," it simplifies expressions and provides a concise way to describe the relationship between elements in ordered sets.

Mathematical symbol 'Succeeds or Equal To'

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Codes for the ≽ Symbol

The Symbol
Alt CodeAlt 8829
HTML Code≽
HTML Entity≽
CSS Code\227D
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 8829. 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: &#8829;</b>My symbol: ≽

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

HTML TextOutput
<b>My symbol: &sccue;</b>My symbol: ≽

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

CSS and HTML TextOutput
span:after {
content: "\227D";}
<span>My symbol:</span>
My symbol: ≽

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

HTML TextOutput
<b>My symbol: &#x227D;</b>My symbol: ≽
On the assumption that you already have your canvas and the context set up, use the Hex code in the format 0x227D 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+227D. 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 227D turns into ≽. Note that you can omit any leading zeros.)
In JavaScript, the syntax is \uXXXX. So, our example would be \u227D. (Note that the format is 4 hexadecimal characters.)
JavaScript TextOutput
let str = "\u227D"
document.write("My symbol: " + str)
My symbol: ≽