Difference of past quantity through the following number.
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.