Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Mathematics) the symbol –, indicating subtraction or a negative quantity
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
the symbol (−) denoting subtraction or a negative quantity.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.