plus


plus
[[t]plʌ̱s[/t]]
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pluses, plusses (plural)
1) CONJ-COORD You say plus to show that one number or quantity is being added to another.

Send a cheque for ₤18.99 plus ₤2 for postage and packing...

They will pay about $673 million plus interest.

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2) ADJ: ADJ amount Plus before a number or quantity means that the number or quantity is greater than zero.
plus or minussee minus

The aircraft was subjected to temperatures of minus 65 degrees and plus 120 degrees.

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3) CONJ-COORD You can use plus when mentioning an additional item or fact. [INFORMAL]

There's easily enough room for two adults and three children, plus a dog in the boot...

We had to have an actor who could generate real empathy. Plus he had to carry the audience through a lot of plot.

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4) ADJ: amount ADJ You use plus after a number or quantity to indicate that the actual number or quantity is greater than the one mentioned.

There are only 35 staff to serve 30,000-plus customers...

Among the guests were 16 high-flying executives, all on salaries of ₤50,000 a year plus.

5) Teachers use plus in grading work in schools and colleges. `B plus' is a better grade than `B', but it is not as good as `A'.
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6) N-COUNT A plus is an advantage or benefit. [INFORMAL]

Experience of any career in sales is a big plus...

There are plenty of plus points about being an older first-time mum.

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drawback, minus

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  • plus — plus …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • plus — [ plys ] adv. • 980; mot lat. « une grande quantité » ♦ Mot servant de comparatif à beaucoup et entrant dans la formation des comparatifs de supériorité et dans celle du superlatif relatif de supériorité. I ♦ (Compar.; cf. aussi III) A ♦… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • plus — PLUS. adv. de comparaison. Davantage. J ay plus d interest à cela qu un autre. Personne n y a plus d interest que luy. il est plus content qu un Roy. il travaille plus que personne. il est à qui plus luy donne. il va où il y a plus à gagner. qui… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • plus — Plus, Magis. Plus ou moins, Peu plus, peu moins, Plus minus. Je l aime plus que moy, Ante me illum diligo. Beaucoup plus, Multo magis. Plus que tous les autres, Singulariter, Praeter alios. Il a estudié plus que tous les autres és lettres… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • plus — [plus] prep. [L, more < IE * plēyos, compar. of * pelu , much < base * pel > FULL1] 1. added to [2 plus 2 equals 4] 2. increased by; in addition to [salary plus bonus] 3. Informal with the addition of [he returned wiser and plus $300] …   English World dictionary

  • plus — /plus/, prep. 1. more by the addition of; increased by: ten plus two is twelve. 2. with the addition of; with: He had wealth plus fame. adj. 3. involving or noting addition. 4. positive: a plus quantity. 5. more (by a certain amount). 6. Elect.… …   Universalium

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  • pluş — PLUŞ, pluşuri, s.n. Ţesătură de bumbac, de lână, de păr de capră etc. mai groasă decât catifeaua şi cu părul mai lung decât al acesteia, care se întrebuinţează mai ales în tapiţerie. ♦ (La pl.) Varietăţi de pluş. – Din germ. Plüsch, fr. p(e)luche …   Dicționar Român

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  • plus — is used primarily as the oral equivalent of the arithmetical sign + (Three plus four is seven). In the 20c it went from strength to strength as a quasi preposition with the meaning ‘with the addition of, and also’ (e.g. • A cup of Epp s cocoa and …   Modern English usage

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