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English definition of “ minus”

minus

noun [C]     /ˈmaɪnəs/
a disadvantage or bad feature : Length of service with a company can be seen as a plus or a minus .
(also minus sign) the - sign , written in front of a number to show that it has a value of less than 0: The directors will not be happy as long as the figures start with a minus . In your search text , put a minus in front of words that you do not want to be in the document . → Compare plus noun
(Definition of minus noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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