Definitions for minusˈmaɪ nəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mi•nusˈmaɪ nəs(prep.)

  1. less by the subtraction of:

    Ten minus six is four.

  2. lacking or without:

    a book minus a page.

  3. (adj.)involving or noting subtraction.

  4. algebraically negative:

    a minus quantity.

  5. just below:

    to get a C minus on a test.

  6. Ref: minus sign.

  7. a minus quantity.

  8. a deficiency or loss.

Origin of minus:

1300–50; ME < L, neut. of minor less

Princeton's WordNet

  1. subtraction, minus(adj)

    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"

  2. minus(adj)

    on the negative side or lower end of a scale

    "minus 5 degrees"; "a grade of B minus"

  3. minus, negative(adj)

    involving disadvantage or harm

    "minus (or negative) factors"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. minus(preposition)ˈmaɪ nəs

    ≠ plus

    40 minus 20 equals 20.

  2. minusˈmaɪ nəs

    indicates a number is less than zero

    temperatures of minus 20; º

  3. minusˈmaɪ nəs


    He looks just like his son, minus the hair.


  1. minus(Noun)

    A minus sign (u2212).

  2. minus(Noun)

    A negative quantity.

  3. minus(Noun)

    A defect or deficiency.

  4. minus(Adjective)


    a minus number

  5. minus(Adjective)

    On the negative part of a scale.

    minus seven degrees

  6. minus(Adjective)

    Ranking just below a designated rating.

    He got a grade of B minus for his essay.

  7. minus(Conjunction)

    Difference of the previous number from the following number.

    seven minus two is five

  8. minus(Preposition)


    I walked out minus my coat.

  9. Origin: From the neuter form of .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Minus(adj)

    less; requiring to be subtracted; negative; as, a minus quantity


  1. Minus

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'minus' in Written Corpus Frequency: #901

Anagrams of minus

  1. in sum, munis

  2. In sum

  3. Munis

Translations for minus

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


negative or less than zero

a minus number; Twelve from ten equals minus two (10; – 12 = –2).

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