Character 5
Hyphenation mi nus
Pronunciations /ˈmaɪnəs/

Definitions and meanings of "Minus"

What do we mean by minus?

Reduced by the subtraction of; less. preposition

Without. preposition

Negative or on the negative part of a scale. adjective

Ranking on the lower end of a designated scale. adjective

The minus sign (−). noun

A negative quantity. noun

A deficiency or defect. noun

Less(by a certain amount): followed by a noun as an apparent object (a preposition, by, to be supplied): as, the net amount is so much minus the waste or tare; 25 minus 9 is 16.

Less than nothing; belonging to the inverse or negative side, as of an account; lying in the direction from the origin of measurement opposite to ordinary quantities: below zero, or below the lowest point of positive or upward reckoning: as, a minus amount or sum (that, is, an amount or sum representing loss or debt); a minus quantity in an equation (that is, one having the minus sign before it); the tempera ture was minus twenty degrees (written —20, and read “twenty degrees below zero”)

Marking or yielding less than nothing or less than zero; negative in value or result: as, the minus sign (see def. 1).

Deprived or devoid of; not having; without, as something necessary: as, he escaped minus his hat and coat; a gun minus its lock.

Lacking positive value; wanting.

A factor counted as a disadvantage; a loss or potential loss in a situation or plan. noun

Less; requiring to be subtracted; negative. adjective

The sign - denoting minus, or less, prefixed to negative quantities, or quantities to be subtracted. See Negative sign, under Negative. adjective

Difference of the previous number from the following number. conjunction

Without. preposition

Negative. adjective

On the negative part of a scale. adjective

The minus sign (−).

A negative quantity.

A downside or disadvantage.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Minus

The word "minus" in example sentences

That is one snug and comfy tent even in minus twenty weather. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The whole weight equals calories in minus calories out is a fallacy. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The minus is because I think they should've done a bigger stimulus. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The minus is only - they've accomplished an awful lot. ❋ Unknown (2010)

What I meant was that adjusted plus/minus is too noisy to be the only stat we use. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Sobey's will carry your groceries and load your car for you, even in minus 40! ❋ Tyler (2009)

Weight change = calories in minus calories out is not a “simplistic and unsupported hypothesis”; it is an exact physical law. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The one minus is that warrants become valueless if the company folds, where a secured load should get something back in the way of assets to sell of. ❋ Unknown (2008)

In Alaska ATVing in minus -35 degrees, polypropylene long johns, Military BDU pants, Military cold weather brown wool sweater, BDU Shirt next size larger or so to accommodate the Wool sweater, Winter BDU jacket and fat boy pants and a good pair of Sorel® Caribou Boots is my #1 pick. ❋ Unknown (2008)

REC June survey: Job market at its weakest for 5 years and in minus growth. ❋ Newmania (2008)

I've lived in minus 20 degree F. weather in the Pacific Northwest and will take the Maz summers WAY over those icy cold assed winters. ❋ Unknown (2006)

The minus is to eliminate any mention of me found on this blog, so I only get mentions of me and WordPress off this site. ❋ Unknown (2006)

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