relational operator


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relational operator

[ri′lā·shən·əl ′äp·ə‚rād·ər]
(computer science)
An operator that indicates whether one quantity is equal to, greater than, or less than another.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

relational operator

A symbol that specifies a comparison between two values. See also ampersand codes.

Relational Operator             Symbol

 EQ   Equal to                   =

 NE   Not equal to        <> or  #  or !=

 GT   Greater than               >

 GE   Greater than or equal to   >=

 LT   Less than                  <

 LE   Less than or equal to      <=
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