# Is there a "greater than about" symbol?

To indicate approximate equality, one can use ≃, ≅, ~, ♎, or ≒.

I need to indicate an approximate inequality. Specifically, I know A is greater than a quantity of approximately B.

Is there a way to succinctly express this mathematically?

• Can you give more details? Aug 12, 2015 at 20:20
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LaTeX has the symbols \lessapprox ($\lessapprox$) and \gtrapprox ($\gtrapprox$).
Incidentally, a long time ago I came across this awesome Short Math Guide for $\LaTeX$, a free pdf by the American Mathematical Society. Well-worth keeping it close by.
• These symbols are not available in vanilla latex; you need to use the package amssymb. May 3, 2019 at 11:45