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minus sign

n.
1. Mathematics The symbol -, as in 4 - 2 = 2, that is used to indicate subtraction or a negative quantity.
2. Chemistry The same symbol, used to indicate levorotatory rotation of polarized light.

minus sign

n
(Mathematics) the symbol –, indicating subtraction or a negative quantity

mi′nus sign`


n.
the symbol (−) denoting subtraction or a negative quantity.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minus sign - a sign indicating the operation of subtractionminus sign - a sign indicating the operation of subtraction
sign - a character indicating a relation between quantities; "don't forget the minus sign"
Translations

minus sign

nMinuszeichen nt
References in classic literature ?
The words of some people might generally be written with a minus sign after them, the minus meaning that the personality of the speaker subtracted from, rather than added to, their weight; but Rebecca's words might always have borne the plus sign.
She then places the stick on the counter and the ladies figure out a plus and minus sign means she is carrying a child, and two minuses mean she is not pregnant.
The plus sign represents a vote consistent with the APHA position and the minus sign represents a vote inconsistent with the APHA position.
This one is not a digital test, but the plus and minus sign one.
Also, shouldn't there be a minus sign in there somewhere?
Every Ford brand car has a minus sign in front of its October sales number (as compared with October 2015).
Just as a minus sign takes away a numerical value to mean 'less than,' its counterpart, the hyphen, feels minimizing to one's nationality.
The PivotTable will automatically include groups with Collapse buttons (depicted as minus sign icons) next to each employee's name.
In FIGURE 2, a designer could legitimately place both a plus sign and a minus sign on the anode of D9.
You use a minus sign instead of plus sign, and you have to set up the disposable email address at the Yahoo Mail site before using it at a website you're registering with.
This strip holds the volume keys, designed to look like a large plus and minus sign, with orange accents on the inside.