# Less Than Symbol

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U+003C
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## Usage

The less than symbol is used to express that one expression is less than another. The symbol is also used as a boolean operator that returns true or false. The symbol is typically used in an expression like this:

In plain language, this means that the variable is less than the variable .

## Related

The less than or equal symbol symbol is used in math to express the relationship between two quantities.

The greater than symbol is used to express that the left-hand expression is greater than the right-hand expression.

The greater than or equal to symbol is used in math to express the relationship between two math expressions.