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minus

preposition
 
 
/ˈmaɪnəs/
reduced by a particular number or amount: The cost is £1500 minus the deposit of £150 that you have already paid. Book value is simply the value of a company's assets minus its debts. →  Compare plus preposition
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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