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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]
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## 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
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## minus

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

noun
An unfavorable condition, circumstance, or characteristic:
Translations
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mínuszápornýbezméněminus
minusminus-minustegn
miinusnegatiivinen
manje
mínuszjel
mínusneikvæî talafrádráttarmerki, mínustákn
･･･を引いた
...을 뺀
minusasneigiamas
mīnusmīnuss, mīnusa zīmenegatīvs, ar mīnusa zīmi
minus
minusnegativbrist
ลบ
eksieksi işareti
trừ

## 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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

## 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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

## 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 …
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## 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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

## 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).
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

## minus

mínus minus miinus manje ･･･を引いた ...을 뺀 minus ลบ trừ
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References in classic literature ?
I've seen the professor work lots of sums on the blackboard, and he claimed anything could be done with x's and y's and a's, and such things, by mixing them up with plenty of plusses and minuses and equals, and so forth.
"old Mombi couldn't use x's and minuses, for she never went to school."
Other top candidates from Booker are Brandon Gohole who scored an A minus of 77 points followed by Hope Lusigi Kasavu and Aggrey Opondo who similarly got A minuses with 76 and 77 points respectively.The school posted a mean score of 9.

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