Minus

Definition of Minus

Mi´nus   Pronunciation: mī´nŭs
a.1.(Math.) Less; requiring to be subtracted; negative; as, a minus quantity.
Minus sign
(Math.) the sign [-] denoting minus, or less, prefixed to negative quantities, or quantities to be subtracted. See Negative sign, under Negative.
n.1.A factor counted as a disadvantage; a loss or potential loss in a situation or plan; as, he added up all the pluses and minuses and decided not to do it; as, the lack of money is a big minus in an election campaign.

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