Wolfram Language & System 10.4 (2016)|Legacy Documentation

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yields True if is determined to be less than .

yields True if the form a strictly increasing sequence.


  • Less gives True or False when its arguments are real numbers.
  • Less does some simplification when its arguments are not numbers.
  • For exact numeric quantities, Less internally uses numerical approximations to establish numerical ordering. This process can be affected by the setting of the global variable $MaxExtraPrecision.
Introduced in 1988
| Updated in 1996