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MINUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does minus mean? 

MINUS (noun)
  The noun MINUS has 1 sense:

1. an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated

  Familiarity information: MINUS used as a noun is very rare.


MINUS (adjective)
  The adjective MINUS has 2 senses:

1. on the negative side or lower end of a scale
2. involving disadvantage or harm

  Familiarity information: MINUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MINUS (noun)


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Meaning:

An arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

minus; subtraction

Context examples:

the subtraction of three from four leaves one / four minus three equals one

Hypernyms ("minus" is a kind of...):

arithmetic operation (a mathematical operation involving numbers)


MINUS (adjective)


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Meaning:

On the negative side or lower end of a scale

Context examples:

minus 5 degrees / a grade of B minus

Similar:

negative (less than zero)

Antonym:

plus (on the positive side or higher end of a scale)


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Meaning:

Involving disadvantage or harm

Synonyms:

minus; negative

Context example:

minus (or negative) factors

Similar:

disadvantageous; harmful (constituting a disadvantage)


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