# minus sign

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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]

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Noun | 1. | minus sign - a sign indicating the operation of subtractionsign - a character indicating a relation between quantities; "don't forget the minus sign" |

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## minus sign

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