### What does **minus** mean?

# Definitions for minus

ˈmaɪ nəsmi·nus

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### Princeton's WordNet

subtraction, minusadjective

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"

minusadjective

on the negative side or lower end of a scale

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

minus, negativeadjective

involving disadvantage or harm

"minus (or negative) factors"

### GCIDE

minusnoun

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

minusnoun

A minus sign ().

minusnoun

A negative quantity.

minusnoun

A defect or deficiency.

minusadjective

Negative.

a minus number

minusadjective

On the negative part of a scale.

minus seven degrees

minusadjective

Ranking just below a designated rating.

He got a grade of B minus for his essay.

minusconjunction

Difference of the previous number from the following number.

seven minus two is five

minuspreposition

without.

I walked out minus my coat.

**Etymology:**From the neuter form of.

### Wikipedia

minus

The plus and minus signs, + and −, are mathematical symbols used to represent the notions of positive and negative, respectively. In addition, + represents the operation of addition, which results in a sum, while − represents subtraction, resulting in a difference. Their use has been extended to many other meanings, more or less analogous. Plus and minus are Latin terms meaning "more" and "less", respectively.

### ChatGPT

minus

Minus is a mathematical function typically represented by the symbol (-). It is primarily used in mathematics and related fields to indicate subtraction or a negative quantity. It specifies the operation where a certain quantity is taken away from another or the difference between two quantities. In terms of negative numbers, minus is used to represent a value below zero.

### Webster Dictionary

Minusadjective

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

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

### Freebase

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

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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### Surnames Frequency by Census Records

MINUS

According to the U.S. Census Bureau,

**Minus**is ranked**#34758**in terms of the most common surnames in America.

The**Minus**surname appeared**650**times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately**0**would have the surname**Minus**.**66.4%**or**432**total occurrences were**Black**.**26.6%**or**173**total occurrences were**White**.**3.8%**or**25**total occurrences were of**two or more races**.**2.1%**or**14**total occurrences were of**Hispanic**origin.

### British National Corpus

Written Corpus Frequency

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

### Anagrams for minus »

in sum

munis

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of minus in Chaldean Numerology is:

**1**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of minus in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**4**

### Examples of minus in a Sentence

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred

**minus**one day, so I never have to live without you.The worst is in Big Black River, Maine, it hit

**minus**20 (**minus**29 Celsius) overnight.With me: one

**minus**one = one; with you: it’s zero. Here lies the only difference.We know if you step outside on a cloudy day where the dry-bulb temperature is

**minus**10, it feels very different than on a sunny day where it's**minus**10 but you have the solar load.It was a starry night, around

**minus**8 or**minus**10 degrees Celsius (14 or 17 Fahrenheit) outside, we took our clothes off and were halfway across the Sola River when I heard the siren... Ice floes surrounded us.

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## Translations for **minus**

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- سالب, ناقصArabic
- menysCatalan, Valencian
- mínusCzech
- MinusGerman
- αρνητικός, πλην, μείονGreek
- minusEsperanto
- menos, negativoSpanish
- miinus, negatiivinenFinnish
- négatif, moins, négativeFrench
- menosGalician
- פחות, מינוסHebrew
- բացասական, մինուս, հանածArmenian
- kurangIndonesian
- mínus, frádráttar, minni en núll, neikvæður, tala sem er minni en núll, sem lýtur að frádrætti, neikvæð tala, ókosturIcelandic
- meno, negativo, negativaItalian
- 引く, 負, マイナスJapanese
- 빼다Korean
- min, negatief, negatieveDutch
- minus, negativNorwegian
- minus, ujemnyPolish
- menos, negativoPortuguese
- отрицательная величина, недостаток, отрицательный, с минусом, минусRussian
- brist, negativ, minus, negativ kvantitetSwedish
- eksiTurkish
- منفىUrdu
- 減Chinese

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