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Definition of "minus" []

  • Mathematics Reduced by the subtraction of; less: Ten minus four is six. (preposition)
  • Informal Without: I went to work minus my ID. (preposition)
  • Mathematics Negative or on the negative part of a scale: a minus value; minus five degrees. (adjective)
  • Ranking on the lower end of a designated scale: a grade of A minus. (adjective)
  • Mathematics The minus sign (-). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "minus" in a sentence
  • "Sobey's will carry your groceries and load your car for you, even in minus 40!"
  • "The minus is because I think they should've done a bigger stimulus."
  • "The minus is only - they've accomplished an awful lot."