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English definition of “minus”

minus

adjective     /ˈmaɪnəs/
[always before noun] A minus number is less than zero: The temperature last night was minus ten.Addition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionCalculations and calculating
A minus/B minus, etc used with scores given to written work meaning 'slightly lower than': I got an A minus for my last essay.Marks and results
(Definition of minus adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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