# Math Help - Meaning of x >> y

1. ## 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.

2. Originally Posted by davefulton
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