minus sign


minus sign
minus signs
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A minus sign is the sign - which is put between two numbers in order to show that the second number is being subtracted from the first one. It is also put before a number to show that the number is less than zero.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Minus sign — Minus Mi nus (m[imac] n[u^]s), a. [L. See {Minor}, and cf. {Mis } pref. from the French.] (Math.) Less; requiring to be subtracted; negative; as, a minus quantity. [1913 Webster] {Minus sign} (Math.), the sign [ ] denoting minus, or less,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • minus sign — minus .sign also minus n a sign ( ) showing that a number is less than zero, or that the second of two numbers is to be ↑subtracted from the first →↑plus sign …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • minus sign — n. the sign (−) indicating subtraction or negative quantity …   English World dictionary

  • minus sign — minus ,sign noun count the symbol used for showing that one number is to be SUBTRACTED from another …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • minus sign — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms minus sign : singular minus sign plural minus signs the symbol – used for showing that one number is to be taken from another …   English dictionary

  • minus sign — minuso ženklas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. minus sign vok. Minuszeichen, n rus. знак минус, m pranc. signe moins, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • minus sign — sign that shows the following quantity is to be subtracted, sign that shows a negative quantity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • minus sign — noun a sign indicating the operation of subtraction • Hypernyms: ↑sign …   Useful english dictionary

  • minus sign — /ˈmaɪnəs saɪn/ (say muynuhs suyn) noun the symbol ( ) denoting subtraction or a minus quantity …   Australian English dictionary

  • minus sign — noun Date: 1851 a sign used in mathematics to indicate subtraction (as in 8 6=2) or a negative quantity (as in 10°) …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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