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Minus

Minus Meaning & Definition
Minus Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Minus?

[n] an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated; "the subtraction of three from four leaves one"; "four minus three equals one"
[adj] involving disadvantage or harm; "minus (or negative) factors"
[adj] on the negative side or lower end of a scale; "minus 5 degrees"; "a grade of B minus"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Minus: disadvantageous | harmful | negative | subtraction

Related Terms | Find terms related to Minus: barring | bereaved | bereaved of | bereft | cut off | decrement | deduction | deficient | denuded | deprived of | devoid | discounting | divested | except | excepting | exception taken of | excluding | exclusive of | existless | from | inadequate | inferior | insufficient | lacking | leaving out | less | minuend | missing | negative | nonexistent | not counting | null | off | out of | parted from | plus | positive | robbed of | sans | save | shorn of | short | short of | stripped of | subtrahend | unexisting | unreached | vacuous | void | wanting | without | without being

See Also | arithmetic operation

Minus In Webster's Dictionary

\Mi"nus\, a. [L. See {Minor}, and cf. {Mis-} pref. from the French.] (Math.) Less; requiring to be subtracted; negative; as, a minus quantity. {Minus sign} (Math.), the sign [-] denoting minus, or less, prefixed to negative quantities, or quantities to be subtracted. See {Negative sign}, under {Negative}.

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