What is the application of "more than" and "greater than" and their difference? What is their opposite? "less than" and "lesser than"?

for example for quantities like "width" or "area" which is used?


The opposite of

more than

can be either

less than
fewer than

depending on if something is countable or not, both phrases meaning not as much

I drank less than a pint of milk
The restaurant had fewer than twenty people

The opposite of

greater than


less than

and has more of a mathematical favour about it: <, >

but the opposite could also be

smaller than

if greater is used in the context of size

Its size was greater than a mountain, but smaller than a planet.

but in those cases bigger is usually used instead of greater

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