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Mathematica Character Name

\[Precedes]

  • Unicode: 227A.
  • Infix ordering operator.
  • x ≺ y is by default interpreted as Precedes[x, y].
  • Used in mathematics to indicate various notions of partial ordering.
  • Often applied to functions and read "x is dominated by y".