Question says it all, I'm looking for a Hypernym that groups ">" and "<" and perhaps similar logical comparators (">=") into a word. I'm not sure if "logical comparator" is even a valid term, and using it doesn't feel great either.

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    Your term comparisons seems to work as the hypernym you're looking for.
    – Lawrence
    Dec 15, 2017 at 15:59
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    They are called relational operators.
    – Mick
    Dec 15, 2017 at 16:15
  • Thanks @Mick, if you make your comment into an answer I'll mark it as solved :)
    – Fluxilis
    Dec 15, 2017 at 19:17
  • The specific relationship is ordering.
    – jxh
    Dec 16, 2017 at 2:01

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These are known as relational operators.

In computer science, a relational operator is a programming language construct or operator that tests or defines some kind of relation between two entities. These include numerical equality (e.g., 5 = 5) and inequalities (e.g., 4 ≥ 3).

In programming languages that include a distinct boolean data type in their type system, like Pascal, Ada, or Java, these operators usually evaluate to true or false, depending on if the conditional relationship between the two operands holds or not. In languages such as C, relational operators return the integers 0 or 1, where 0 stands for false and any non-zero value stands for true.

An expression created using a relational operator forms what is termed a relational expression or a condition. Relational operators can be seen as special cases of logical predicates.

Wikipedia: Relational operator

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