Meaning of “minus” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /ˈmaɪnəs/
SIGN also minus sign, uk us

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 '−'


a problem or difficulty:

It isn't easy having a child but the pluses outweigh the minuses.

(Definition of “minus noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)