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English definition of “minus”

minus

adjective (SUBTRACTION)    /ˈmaɪ.nəs/
[before noun] A minus number or amount is less than zero. → See also negative adjectiveAddition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionCalculations and calculating [before noun] used to show that temperatures are less than zero: Temperatures could fall to minus eight tonight .ColdSnow and ice [after noun] used after a mark given to written work to mean that it is of a slightly lower standard than that mark : I got A minus for my English homework .Marks and results
(Definition of minus adjective (SUBTRACTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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