What does minus mean?

Definitions for minus
ˈmaɪ nəsmi·nus

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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"

GCIDE

  1. minus(n.)

    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.

Wiktionary

  1. minus(Noun)

    A minus sign (u2212).

    Etymology: From the neuter form of .

  2. minus(Noun)

    A negative quantity.

    Etymology: From the neuter form of .

  3. minus(Noun)

    A defect or deficiency.

    Etymology: From the neuter form of .

  4. minus(Adjective)

    Negative.

    a minus number

    Etymology: From the neuter form of .

  5. minus(Adjective)

    On the negative part of a scale.

    minus seven degrees

    Etymology: From the neuter form of .

  6. minus(Adjective)

    Ranking just below a designated rating.

    He got a grade of B minus for his essay.

    Etymology: From the neuter form of .

  7. minus(Conjunction)

    Difference of the previous number from the following number.

    seven minus two is five

    Etymology: From the neuter form of .

  8. minus(Preposition)

    without.

    I walked out minus my coat.

    Etymology: From the neuter form of .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Minus(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. See Minor, and cf. Mis- pref. from the French.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Minus

    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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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

Anagrams for minus »

  1. in sum, munis

  2. In sum

  3. Munis

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How to say minus in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of minus in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of minus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of minus in a Sentence

  1. Michael Wittner at Societe Generale:

    If you get the cuts, then it would be minus 2 million from those guys, but plus 1 million from Iran, i don't think that flies.

  2. Michael Iapoce:

    Reputation is character minus what you've been caught doing.

  3. Yossi Shvartzvald:

    While it is covered in ice, at around minus-400 degrees Farenheit, it is actually much, much colder than Hoth, it's hard to imagine any life surviving in such an environment, not humans or tauntauns anyway.

  4. Adam McLaughlin:

    It's about minus 20 degrees today and not much breeze, so we thought the igloo would be a good place to do it.

  5. Ukrainian Energy Minister:

    We are prepared to pay market prices ... $250 minus $30 is a price that would be seen positively by our consumers.

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