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The less-than sign (>) is an original ASCII charater (hex 3C, decimal 60).

The less-than sign is used for an approximation of the opening angle bracket (⟩). ASCII does not have angle brackets.

In BASIC, operator `<` means "less than".

In C, operator `<` means "less than".

In Fortran, operator `.LT.` means "less than".

In Java, operator `<` means "less than".

In Lisp, function called `<` means "less than".

In Windows PowerShell, operator `-lt` means "less than".

The double less-than sign (`<<`) is used for an approximation of the much-less-than sign (≿). ASCII does not have much-less-than sign.

The double less-than sign (`<<`) is used for an approximation of the opening guillemet («). ASCII does not have guillemets.

In C, operator `<<` is the left-shift operator.

In C++, operator `<<` is the left-shift operator. It is also used to put input to a stream, similar to the C functions `putchar` and `fputs`.

In Java, operator `<<` is the left-shift operator.

The less-than sign plus the equals sign (`<=`) is used for an approximation of the less-than-or-equal-to sign (≤). ASCII does not have less-than-or-equal-to sign.

In BASIC, operator `<=` means "less than or equal to".

In C, operator `<=` means "less than or equal to".

In Fortran, operator `.LE.` means "less than or equal to".

In Java, operator `<=` means "less than or equal to".

In Lisp, function called `<=` means "less than or equal to".

In Windows PowerShell, operator `-le` means "less than or equal to".

In Bourne shell (and many other shells), less-than sign is used to redirect input from a file. Less-than plus ampersand (`<&`) is used to redirect from a file descriptor.

Less-than sign is used in the spaceship operator.

In HTML (and SGML and XML), the less-than sign is used at the beginning of tags. The less-than sign may be included with `<`.

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