A2 reduced by a stated number: What is 57 minus 39? That will be $1,500, minus the deposit of $150 that you already paid. › informal without, or lacking: We're minus a chair for Elsa - could you get one from the other room?
minus noun [C]
› (also minus sign) the (-) sign, written between two numbers to show that the second number should be taken away from the first, or in front of one number to show that it has a value of less than 0
› reduced by the stated number: Five minus one is four.› Minus can also mean without: Tell me the story again, minus the cuteness.
minus adjective [not gradable]
› less than zero: Temperatures will be dropping to minus 10. Note: Used with a number or amount.› A mark such as B-minus (B−) or C-minus (C−) given to a student’s work means that the work is slightly worse than if it were given the B or C mark.