minus

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minus is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
minus

Pronunciation[change]

Preposition[change]

Preposition
minus

  1. You use x minus y to show that y is taken away from x.
    Five minus three is two. (5 - 3 = 2)
    The TV is $299 minus a 10% discount.
    The margin of error is plus or minus one per cent.

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Noun[change]

Singular
minus

Plural
minuses

  1. (mathematics) A minus sign, negative sign, or minus is the symbol "-". It is used in more than one situation:
    • before a number, to indicate that it is a negative number.
    • in a math problem 3 - 1 = 2 to indicate subtraction.

Adjective[change]

Positive
minus

Comparative
none

Superlative
none