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Meaning of “minus” - Learner’s Dictionary

minus

noun [C]     /ˈmaɪnəs/
SIGN ( also minus sign,     )
the sign which shows that the second of two numbers should be taken away from the first, or that a number is less than zero, shown by the symbol '−'PunctuationMathematical symbols
DIFFICULTY
a problem or difficulty: It isn't easy having a child but the pluses outweigh the minuses.Advantage and disadvantage
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