HTML | Meaning | |
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≠ |
`≠` `≠` `U+2260` |
Not Equal SymbolThe Not Equal Symbol, denoted as ≠, is used in mathematics and computer science to indicate that two values or expressions are not equal to each other. |

= |
`=` `U+3D` |
Equal SymbolRepresents equality between two sets or mathematical expressions. |

> |
`>` `>` `U+3E` |
Greater Than SymbolIndicates that one value is greater than another. |

< |
`<` `<` `U+3C` |
Less Than SymbolIndicates that one value is less than another. |

≥ |
`≥` `≥` `U+2265` |
Greater Than or Equal To SymbolIndicates that one value is greater than or equal to another. |

≤ |
`≤` `≤` `U+2264` |
Less Than or Equal To SymbolIndicates that one value is less than or equal to another. |

### What is the Not Equal Symbol?

The Not Equal Symbol, symbolized by ≠, is used to denote that two values or mathematical expressions are not equal to each other.

### Applications of the Not Equal Symbol in Various Fields

The Not Equal Symbol (≠) has applications in multiple disciplines:

**Mathematics:**Commonly used in algebra, calculus, and number theory.**Computer Science:**Employed in programming languages for conditional statements.**Statistics:**Used to denote inequality in statistical tests.**Engineering:**Used in conditional logic within engineering models.

### Variations in Google Sheets, Excel, and Programming

In spreadsheet software and programming languages, the "not equal" operator may be represented differently:

**Google Sheets and Excel:**Both commonly use the "not equal" operator represented as`<>`

.**Python, Java, C/C++, and JavaScript:**These programming languages represent the "not equal" operator as`!=`

. In JavaScript, strict inequality can also be represented as`!==`

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### How to Type the Not Equal Symbol Using Keyboard Shortcuts, Alt Codes, and LaTeX

**Windows:**Hold down the`Alt`key and type`8800`

on the numeric keypad, then release the`Alt`key.**Mac:**Press`Option`+`=`.**Linux:**Press`Ctrl`+`Shift`+`u`, then type`2260`

and press`Enter`.**HTML:**Use the named entity`≠`

or the numeric entity`≠`

.**LaTeX:**To type the Not Equal Symbol in LaTeX, use the command`\neq`

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