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I am working on translation of numbers and came across this representation of "5 or greater" as "5+". My question is whether or not there is a term for the "+" sign that represents the value as being equal to or greater than the number shown.

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  • All usages I've seen of 5+ have genetally meant more than five. I've never seen it being used in the way you are asking for. – Mozibur Ullah Apr 19 at 21:02
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    On freeway signs in Los Angels, 2+ in the HOV lane means 2 or more, confusingly to me. – George White Apr 19 at 21:07
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    >=5 would be understood by most folks in the US. – Hot Licks Apr 19 at 21:24
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    Not sure I'm understanding your question, but 5+ is usually articulated as "5 plus" in speech and, at least in the US, means five or more. Perhaps @MoziburUllah is speaking to its meaning in the UK? – cruthers Apr 20 at 0:17
  • The question is whether or not there is a term for the "+" sign in this usage. The grammar police or their trusted agents should have a satisfyingly verbose opinion. This I am looking forward to. – Elliot Apr 20 at 3:26

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