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## mi·nus

(mī′nəs)
prep.
1. Mathematics Reduced by the subtraction of; less: Ten minus four is six.
2. Informal Without: I went to work minus my ID.
1. Mathematics Negative or on the negative part of a scale: a minus value; minus five degrees.
2. Ranking on the lower end of a designated scale: a grade of A minus.
n.
1. Mathematics
a. The minus sign (-).
b. A negative quantity.
2. A deficiency or defect.

[Middle English, from Latin minus, neuter of minor, less; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

## minus

(ˈmaɪnəs)
prep
1. (Mathematics) reduced by the subtraction of: four minus two (written 4 – 2).
2. informal deprived of; lacking: minus the trimmings, that hat would be ordinary.
3. (Mathematics)
a. indicating or involving subtraction: a minus sign.
b. Also: negative having a value or designating a quantity less than zero: a minus number.
4. (Mathematics) on the negative part of a scale or coordinate axis: a value of minus 40°C.
5. involving a disadvantage, harm, etc: a minus factor.
6. (Education) (postpositive) education slightly below the standard of a particular grade: he received a B minus for his essay.
7. (Botany) botany designating the strain of a fungus that can only undergo sexual reproduction with a plus strain
8. (Electronics) denoting a negative electric charge
n
9. (Mathematics) short for minus sign
10. (Mathematics) a negative quantity
11. a disadvantage, loss, or deficit
12. informal something detrimental or negative
Mathematical symbol:
[C15: from Latin, neuter of minor]

## mi•nus

(ˈmaɪ nəs)

prep.
1. less by the subtraction of: Ten minus six is four.
2. lacking or without: a book minus a page.
3. involving or noting subtraction.
4. algebraically negative: a minus quantity.
5. just below: to get a C minus on a test.
n.
7. a minus quantity.
8. a deficiency or loss.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin, neuter of minor less]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 minus - 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"subtractionarithmetic operation - a mathematical operation involving numbers Adj. 1 minus - on the negative side or lower end of a scale; "minus 5 degrees"; "a grade of B minus"plus - on the positive side or higher end of a scale; "a plus value"; "temperature of plus 5 degrees"; "a grade of C plus" 2 minus - involving disadvantage or harm; "minus (or negative) factors"negativedisadvantageous - constituting a disadvantage

## minus

preposition without, lacking, deprived of, bereft of, destitute of He was left jobless, and minus his life savings.

## minus

noun
An unfavorable condition, circumstance, or characteristic:
Translations
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## minus

[ˈmaɪnəs]
A. PREP
1.menos
nine minus sixnueve menos seis
2. (= without, deprived of) → sin
he appeared minus his trousers
it's minus 20 outsidefuera hace una temperatura de 20 bajo cero
I got a B minus for my Frenchme pusieron un notable bajo en francés
C. N (= sign) → signo m menos; (= amount) →
D. CPD minus sign Nsigno m menos

## minus

[ˈmaɪnəs]
n
(also minus sign) → moins m
If you put a minus in front of the amount, then it becomes negative → Si tu mets un moins devant la quantité, elle devient négative.
The minuses far outweigh the possible gain →
prep
(followed by number)moins
16 minus 3 is 13 → Seize moins trois égale treize.
minus 24 → moins 24
It's minus two degrees outside → Il fait moins deux dehors.
plus or minus five per cent →
(= without) → sans
He arrived minus his luggage → Il est arrivé sans ses bagages.
(= no longer containing) → moins
He found his bumbag, minus his money → Il a retrouvé sa banane, moins son argent.

## minus

prep
minus, weniger; £100 minus taxes£ 100 abzüglich (der) Steuern
(= without, deprived of)ohne; he returned from the war minus an armer kam mit einem Arm weniger aus dem Krieg zurück
adjMinus-; quantity, valuenegativ; minus pointMinuspunkt m; minus temperaturesMinustemperaturen pl, → Temperaturen plunter null; minus three degrees centigradedrei Grad minus; an A minus (in grading) → eine Eins minus
n
(= sign)Minus(zeichen) nt; two minuses make a plusminus mal minus gibt plus; if the result is a minuswenn das Ergebnis negativ ist or eine negative Größe ist …

## minus

[ˈmaɪnəs]
1. prep (Math) → meno (fam) (without) → senza
2. adj minus quantity (Math) → quantità f inv negativa
minus sign → (segno) meno inv
3. n(segno) meno inv

## minus

(ˈmainəs) preposition
used to show subtraction. Ten minus two equals eight (10 – 2 = 8).
noun
(also minus sign) a sign (–) used to show subtraction or negative quality.
negative or less than zero. a minus number; Twelve from ten equals minus two (10 – 12 = –2).

## minus

mínus minus miinus manje ･･･を引いた ...을 뺀 minus ลบ trừ
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