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minus

preposition  us   /ˈmɑɪ·nəs/ (symbol )

minus preposition (SUBTRACTION)

reduced by the stated number: Five minus one is four. Minus can also mean without: Tell me the story again, minus the cuteness.

minus

noun [C]  us   /ˈmɑɪ·nəs/ (plural minuses)

minus noun [C] (DISADVANTAGE)

a disadvantage: Not having any experience is a big minus.

minus

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈmɑɪ·nəs/ (symbol )

minus adjective [not gradable] (SUBTRACTION)

less than zero: Temperatures will be dropping to minus 10. Note: Used with a number or amount. A mark such as B-minus (B−) or C-minus (C−) given to a student’s work means that the work is slightly worse than if it were given the B or C mark.
Translations of “minus”
in Arabic ناقِص, بِدون…
in Korean 빼기, -없이…
in Malaysian tolak…
in French moins…
in Turkish eksi, ...sız/siz…
in Italian meno, senza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 減(去), 沒有,缺少…
in Russian минус, без…
in Polish minus, bez…
in Vietnamese trừ…
in Spanish menos…
in Portuguese menos, sem…
in Thai ลบ…
in German minus…
in Catalan menys, sense…
in Japanese (数字)を引いた, ~なしで…
in Indonesian dikurangi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 减(去), 没有,缺少…
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