# minus

minus is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
 minus

## Preposition

 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.