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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
Translations of “minus”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不利, 缺點, 不利條件…
in Russian знак минус, минус, недостаток…
in Turkish -' eksi işareti, sorun, güçlük…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不利, 缺点, 不利条件…
in Polish minus…
(Definition of minus noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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