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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British National Corpus

  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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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. Simon Hanks:

    Essentially, it is an extremely efficient heat exchanging system, which will effectively mount on the front of our new engine design and very efficiently cool incoming air of a very high temperature of about a thousand degrees C [Centigrade], to minus 150 degrees C in a fraction of a second; approximately one-hundredth of a second.

  2. Joanne Streit:

    I wasn't sure when I came here that Former Vice President Joe Biden was gon na run. This was basically announcing that Former Vice President Joe Biden's going to run. I've never heard a speech clearer without, minus the words' I declare my candidacy.' This was a declaration that he's going to run.

  3. Steve King:

    There are a half a dozen candidates, plus or minus a little bit, that I would put their names in a hat and draw one out and be really happy as a replacement to the president we have today.

  4. Jim Hayes:

    The worst is in Big Black River, Maine, it hit minus 20 (minus 29 Celsius) overnight.

  5. Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich:

    The only minus is the external political uncertainty, but money is more important for companies than this consideration.

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