minus definition

  • preposition:
    • Mathematics Reduced by the subtraction of; less: Ten minus four is six.
    • Informal Without: we visited work minus my ID.
    • without.
  • adjective:
    • Mathematics Negative or regarding bad section of a scale: a minus price; minus five degrees.
    • Ranking on entry level of a designated scale: a grade of A minus.
    • Unwanted.
    • From the negative element of a scale.
    • Ranking just beneath a designated rating.
    • Less; needing to be subtracted; unfavorable.
    • regarding the unfavorable side or budget of a scale
    • concerning downside or damage
  • noun:
    • Mathematics The minus indication (-).
    • Mathematics an adverse amount.
    • A deficiency or defect.
    • A minus sign (−).
    • a bad volume.
    • A defect or deficiency.
    • one factor counted as a disadvantage; a loss or possible reduction in a situation or program.
    • an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated
  • conjunction:
    • Difference of past quantity through the following number.
  • others:
    • Less(by a certain amount): followed by a noun as an apparent item (a preposition, by, to-be provided): as, the web amount is indeed much without the waste or tare; 25 minus 9 is 16.
    • Less than absolutely nothing; from the inverse or negative side, by an account; lying in the way from the origin of dimension contrary to ordinary quantities: below zero, or underneath the most affordable point of positive or ascending reckoning: since, a minus amount or sum (that, is, a quantity or sum representing reduction or financial obligation); a minus amount in an equation (that's, one having the minus sign before it); the tempera ture ended up being minus twenty levels (written —20, and read “twenty levels below zero”)
    • Marking or yielding under absolutely nothing or not as much as zero; negative in worth or result: as, the minus indication (see def. 1).
    • Deprived or lacking; lacking; without, as anything essential: as, he escaped minus his cap and coating; a gun minus its lock.
    • Lacking positive value; wanting.

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