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English definition of “minus”

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
(Definition of minus noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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