# Less-Than Sign <

## Symbol Meaning

Less-Than Sign is generally employed to show that one number (expression, variable) is less than another. This mathematical operator is one of the inequality signs. Mathematics sees inequality as a statement about the relative size of two objects (one object is smaller than or not greater than the other), or that two objects are not equal (negation of equality). Unicode also offers a More-Than Sign, which is located in Basic Latin since version 1.0.0 in 1991 года.

The symbol “Less-Than Sign” is included in the “ASCII mathematical operators” subblock of the “Basic Latin” block and was approved as part of Unicode version 1.1 in 1993.

Text is also available in the following languages: Español; Русский;

Unicode Name | Less-Than Sign |

Unicode Number | |

HTML Code | |

CSS Code | |

Entity | < |

Plane | 0: Basic Multilingual Plane |

Unicode Block | Basic Latin |

Unicode Subblock | ASCII mathematical operators |

Unicode Version | 1.1 (1993) |

Alt Code |

Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) | None |

bmg | 003E |

Composition Exclusion | No |

Case change | 003C |

Simple case change | 003C |

Math | + |

Grapheme_Base | + |

scripts | Common |

Pattern_Syntax | + |

Encoding | hex | dec (bytes) | dec | binary |
---|---|---|---|---|

UTF-8 | 3C | 60 | 60 | 00111100 |

UTF-16BE | 00 3C | 0 60 | 60 | 00000000 00111100 |

UTF-16LE | 3C 00 | 60 0 | 15360 | 00111100 00000000 |

UTF-32BE | 00 00 00 3C | 0 0 0 60 | 60 | 00000000 00000000 00000000 00111100 |

UTF-32LE | 3C 00 00 00 | 60 0 0 0 | 1006632960 | 00111100 00000000 00000000 00000000 |