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minus

mi·nus

minus

 
pronunciation:
maI ns
parts of speech:
preposition, adjective, noun
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part of speech: preposition
definition 1: made less by the subtraction of.
Ten minus three is seven.
similar words:
less
definition 2: missing or lacking; without.
I had a similar illness, minus all the coughing.Manuel is sick, so we're minus one chef tonight.That bicycle is minus one pedal.
antonyms:
plus
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: numerically negative; less than zero.
X has a value of minus twenty.
definition 2: on the low end of a specified grade.
I got a C minus on the test.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the mathematical sign (-) used to denote subtraction or negation; minus sign.
I forgot to put in the minus, and so I made the error of adding instead.
definition 2: a negative number.
Do you know how to add two minuses?
definition 3: a deficiency or lack; shortcoming.
His inability to be punctual was a minus for his career.
antonyms:
plus
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