```
gentype
```
| gentype x, |

gentype y`)` |

```
gentype
```
| gentype x, |

float y`)` |

Returns `y`

if `y`

less than `x`

, otherwise it returns `x`

. If one
argument is a NaN, `fmin()`

returns the other
argument. If both arguments are NaNs, `fmin()`

returns a NaN.

`fmin`

and fmax behave as defined by C99 and may not match the IEEE 754-2008 definition for `minNum`

and `maxNum`

with regard to signaling NaNs. Specifically, signaling NaNs may behave as quiet NaNs.

The vector versions of the math functions operate component-wise. The description is per-component.

The built-in math functions are not affected by the prevailing rounding mode in the calling environment, and always return the same value as they would if called with the round to nearest even rounding mode.

The built-in math functions take scalar or vector arguments. The generic type name gentype is used to indicate that the function can take float, float2, float3, float4, float8, or float16 as the type for the arguments. For any specific use of these function, the actual type has to be the same for all arguments and the return type.

If extended with cl_khr_fp64, generic type name gentype may indicate double and double{2|3|4|8|16} as arguments and return values. If extended with cl_khr_fp16, generic type name gentype may indicate half and half{2|3|4|8|16} as arguments and return values.

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