# Does anybody know what the symbol "$\asymp$" means? [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone knew the meaning of the brackets that have been rotated 90 degrees in this equation:

$$\gamma(s,z) \asymp z^s \ \Gamma(s) \ \gamma^{*}(s, 0) = z^s \frac{\Gamma(s)}{\Gamma(s+1)} = \frac{z^s}{s}$$

This is the symbol \asymp in LaTeX. It means "is asymptotic to". See this list for more symbols. $$\large{\asymp}$$