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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 Korean 빼기, -없이…
in Arabic ناقِص, بِدون…
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 Spanish menos…
in Portuguese menos, sem…
in German minus…
in Catalan menys, sense…
in Japanese (数字)を引いた, ~なしで…
in Chinese (Simplified) 减(去), 没有,缺少…
(Definition of minus preposition from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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