an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated
"the subtraction of three from four leaves one"; "four minus three equals one"
on the negative side or lower end of a scale
"minus 5 degrees"; "a grade of B minus"
involving disadvantage or harm
"minus (or negative) factors"
A factor counted as a disadvantage; a loss or potential loss in a situation or plan; as, he added up all the pluses and minuses and decided not to do it; as, the lack of money is a big minus in an election campaign.
A minus sign (u2212).
A negative quantity.
A defect or deficiency.
a minus number
On the negative part of a scale.
minus seven degrees
Ranking just below a designated rating.
He got a grade of B minus for his essay.
Difference of the previous number from the following number.
seven minus two is five
I walked out minus my coat.
Origin: From the neuter form of .
less; requiring to be subtracted; negative; as, a minus quantity
Origin: [L. See Minor, and cf. Mis- pref. from the French.]
Minus or M-nus is a recording label based in Berlin, Germany and Windsor, Canada. It was created in 1998 by Richie Hawtin when Plus 8, a label previously created by Hawtin, was put on hold. By 2005, M-nus was releasing 2 to 3 CDs and 12 to 14 records per year. As Hawtin said of the scaling down to a smaller label, "You learn better who you are, what you are, and how to better present that and present it creatively. With Minus, we wanted to slow it down and try new things…" In 2011 Hawtin's music technology company Liine released Remiix Minus, a remix-app for iOS which enables fans to recombine loops and samples from Minus artists.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mī′nus, adj. less: less than nothing or less than zero: deficient in respect of, deprived of, without.—n. an amount less than nothing: the sign (-) before quantities requiring to be subtracted.—n. Minus′cūle, a semi-uncial cursive script, originated by the monks in the 7th-9th centuries: any small or lower-case letter as distinguished from a capital or Majuscule.—adj. small, of a letter: written in minuscule. [L., neuter of minor, less.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'minus' in Written Corpus Frequency: #901
in sum, munis
The numerical value of minus in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of minus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It will be going into service plus or minus April 1.
A politician plus zero is not equal to zero; it is something minus!
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
The political calculation has to be that this is more of a plus for a candidate for president than a minus.
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus 1 day, so I never have to go through a day without you.
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Translations for minus
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- ناقص, سالبArabic
- menysCatalan, Valencian
- αρνητικός, μείον, πληνGreek
- menos, negativoSpanish
- miinus, negatiivinenFinnish
- négative, moins, négatifFrench
- מינוס, פחותHebrew
- բացասական, հանած, մինուսArmenian
- neikvæður, sem lýtur að frádrætti, minni en núll, frádráttar, mínus, neikvæð tala, ókostur, tala sem er minni en núllIcelandic
- negativa, meno, negativoItalian
- 負, マイナス, 引くJapanese
- min, negatief, negatieveDutch
- negativ, minusNorwegian
- ujemny, minusPolish
- negativo, menosPortuguese
- минус, недостаток, с минусом, отрицательный, отрицательная величинаRussian
- negativ kvantitet, minus, negativ, bristSwedish
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