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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
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