minus
[mī′nəs]
- reduced by the subtraction of; less: four minus two
- Informal without; lacking: minus a toe
Origin of minus
Late Middle English ; from Classical Latin less, neuter singular of minor, minoradjective
- indicating or involving subtraction: a minus sign
- negative: a minus quantity
- somewhat less than: 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
noun
- a minus sign
- a negative quantity
- a negative quality, feature, etc.
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.minus
Conjunction
- (mathematics) Difference of the previous number from the following number.
- seven minus two is five
Preposition
- (informal) Without.
- I walked out minus my coat.
Adjective
(not comparable)
Noun
(plural mini or minuses)
- (mathematics) A minus sign (−).
- (mathematics) A negative quantity.
- A defect or deficiency.
Antonyms
Anagrams
- in sum, munis