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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.
a typical cold minus the coughing
antonyms:
plus
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: numerically negative.
a value of minus twenty
definition 2: on the low end of a specified grade.
a C minus on the test
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the mathematical sign used to denote subtraction or negation; minus sign.
definition 2: a negative number.
definition 3: a deficiency or lack; shortcoming.
His temper was a minus for his career.
antonyms:
plus
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The word minus contains the following part:
min Latin root that means small; make smaller
synonyms:
micro-
antonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi, mega, megal, megalo, -megaly, macro-