minus

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See also: Minus and mínus

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the neuter form of Latin minor (smaller).

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minus

  1. (mathematics) Difference of the previous number from the following number.
    seven minus two is five

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Preposition[edit]

minus

  1. (informal) Without.
    I walked out minus my coat.

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Adjective[edit]

minus (not comparable)

  1. (mathematics) Negative.
    a minus number
  2. On the negative part of a scale.
    minus seven degrees
  3. Ranking just below a designated rating.
    He got a grade of B minus for his essay.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (negative): negative
  • (on the negative part of a scale): below zero (after the noun)

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Noun[edit]

minus (plural minuses)

  1. (mathematics) A minus sign ().
  2. (mathematics) A negative quantity.
  3. A defect or deficiency.

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References[edit]

  • minus” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin minus - less.

Noun[edit]

minus

  1. minus

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Conjunction[edit]

minus

  1. minus
    Tri minus du estas unu.
    Three minus two is one.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

minus

  1. (mathematics) minus, less
    vier minus drei ist eins.

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Interlingua[edit]

Adverb[edit]

minus (not comparable)

  1. less (used to form comparatives)

le minus

  1. the least (used to form superlatives)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From minor.

Adjective[edit]

minus

  1. nominative neuter singular of minor
  2. accusative neuter singular of minor
  3. vocative neuter singular of minor

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

minus m

  1. minus, minus sign

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mínus m (Cyrillic spelling ми́нус)

  1. minus sign
  2. minuns, defect, deficiency

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

minus n

  1. minus sign, minus

Verb[edit]

minus

  1. (transitive, mathematics) minus
    Tre minus två är ett - three minus two is one