Greater than (>)

The greater than operator (>) returns true if the left operand is greater than the right operand, and false otherwise.

Syntax

x > y

Description

The operands are compared using the Abstract Relational Comparison algorithm. See the documentation for the Less than operator for a summary of this algorithm.

Examples

String to string comparison

console.log("a" > "b");        // false
console.log("a" > "a");        // false
console.log("a" > "3");        // true

String to number comparison

console.log("5" > 3);          // true
console.log("3" > 3);          // false
console.log("3" > 5);          // false

console.log("hello" > 5);      // false
console.log(5 > "hello");      // false

console.log("5" > 3n);         // true
console.log("3" > 5n);         // false

Number to Number comparison

console.log(5 > 3);            // true
console.log(3 > 3);            // false
console.log(3 > 5);            // false

Number to BigInt comparison

console.log(5n > 3);           // true
console.log(3 > 5n);           // false

Comparing Boolean, null, undefined, NaN

console.log(true > false);     // true
console.log(false > true);     // false

console.log(true > 0);         // true
console.log(true > 1);         // false

console.log(null > 0);         // false
console.log(1 > null);         // true

console.log(undefined > 3);    // false
console.log(3 > undefined);    // false

console.log(3 > NaN);          // false
console.log(NaN > 3);          // false

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Relational operators' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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See also