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Meaning of “minus” - Learner’s Dictionary

minus

preposition     /ˈmaɪnəs/
MATHEMATICS
A2 used when the second of two numbers should be taken away from the first: Five minus three is two.Addition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionCalculations and calculating
WITHOUT informal
without something that should be there: She arrived at the meeting minus her briefcase.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessary
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…
(Definition of minus preposition from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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