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English definition of “minus”

minus

noun [C] (SUBTRACTION)    /ˈmaɪ.nəs/ (plural minuses) (also minus sign)
the (-) sign, written between two numbers to show that the second number should be taken away from the first, or in front of one number to show that it has a value of less than 0Mathematical symbols
(Definition of minus noun (SUBTRACTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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