minus
mi·nus- reduced by the subtraction of; less: four minus two
- without; lacking: minus a toe
Origin of minus
Late Middle English from L, less, neuter singular of minor, minor- indicating or involving subtraction: a minus sign
- somewhat less than the full value of: used after a letter grade: a grade of A minus
- Bot. designating one of two strains of certain fungi and algae which only mate with the opposite (plus) strain
- Elec. negative (adjective)
- Math. negative (adjective): a minus quantity
- a minus sign
- a negative quantity
- a negative quality, feature, etc.
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minus
preposition
- Mathematics Reduced by the subtraction of; less: Ten minus four is six.
- Informal Without: I went to work minus my ID.
adjective
- Mathematics Negative or on the negative part of a scale: a minus value; minus five degrees.
- Ranking on the lower end of a designated scale: a grade of A minus.
noun
- Mathematics a. The minus sign (−).b. A negative quantity.
- A deficiency or defect.
Origin of minus
Middle English from Latin minus neuter of minor less ; see mei-^{2} in Indo-European roots.
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- (mathematics) Difference of the previous number from the following number.
- seven minus two is five
- (informal) Without.
- I walked out minus my coat.
(not comparable)
(plural mini or minuses)
- (mathematics) A minus sign (âˆ’).
- (mathematics) A negative quantity.
- A defect or deficiency.
- in sum, munis
MLA Style
"minus." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 18 August 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/minus>.
APA Style
minus. (n.d.). Retrieved August 18th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/minus