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    Meaning of x >> y

    Can anybody give me a precise definition for the following please?

    x >> y

    I have seen it being used a few times but cannot find what it means anywhere. I think it may mean x is relevant if y is increasingly small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davefulton View Post
    Can anybody give me a precise definition for the following please?

    x >> y

    I have seen it being used a few times but cannot find what it means anywhere. I think it may mean x is relevant if y is increasingly small.
    x is mucho, mucho larger than y
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