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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.
In order to do this, put parentheses around the entire calculation and add a minus sign to the beginning.
The selected supplier must provide the purchase price in its tender minus sign replacement cars and the supplier must be redeemed at the quoted price in an invitation to tender acquiree criteria listed in the exchange cars.
Plus sign "+" = top of range, Minus sign "-" = bottom of range
The plus sign represents a vote consistent with the APHA position and the minus sign represents a vote inconsistent with the APHA position.
The profit and loss account of most sports bettors has a minus sign on the bottom line.
Speaking about the goal difference factor, which is still inferior to their top-six rivals but with the minus sign now removed, Williamson added: "That all comes into it when the league starts becoming compact.
A plus or a minus sign appears in this little window.
More recently, the political fortunes of the current government have seemed to rest on the gross domestic product (GDP) figures for the preceding three months, and specifically whether there is a minus sign in front of them.
The minus sign is a consequence of the anticommutativity of the spin operators, which requires the use of quantum logic, rather than classical logic.
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If you mark pin 1 with the number 1, it can easily be mistaken for the minus sign.