# French translation of 'minus'

noun

1. (also: minus sign) moins m

If you put a minus in front of the amount, then it becomes negative. Si tu mets un moins devant la quantité, elle devient négative.

2. (= disadvantage) inconvénient m

The minuses far outweigh the possible gain. Les inconvénients dépassent de loin le gain possible.

preposition

1. (followed by number) moins

16 minus 3 is 13. Seize moins trois égale treize.

minus 24 moins 24

It’s minus two degrees outside. Il fait moins deux dehors.

plus or minus five per cent plus ou moins cinq pour cent

2. (= without) sans

He arrived minus his luggage. Il est arrivé sans ses bagages.

3. (= no longer containing) moins

He found his bumbag, minus his money. Il a retrouvé sa banane, moins son argent.

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## Example Sentences Including 'minus'

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Entries giving rise to a supply of the country's currency are identified by a minus sign.International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)

We generally drop the minus sign when we use the ratio of marginal products to discuss substitution possibilities.Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)

On the minus side the porridge wasn't cooked.Times, Sunday Times (2014)

Some theorists have proposed that we learn best in chunks of four, plus or minus two.Times, Sunday Times (2007)

The margin of error was plus or minus four points.Times, Sunday Times (2016)

This week the temperatures plummeted to minus five in New York.Times, Sunday Times (2014)

All they picked up was minus three as he was sent off.The Sun (2013)

But it's only minus five or eight!The Sun (2010)

He has minus two points for the game and has minus eight overall.The Sun (2015)

I was the first player to have minus points.Times, Sunday Times (2014)

The club remain stranded at the foot of the table on minus three points.Times, Sunday Times (2010)

It's minus three outside, but a sauna inside.Times, Sunday Times (2017)

On the minus side, the vibe is odd.Times, Sunday Times (2008)

And the margin of error is plus or minus two points.Times, Sunday Times (2007)

It also gave the Labour leader a disastrous approval rating of minus 35 points.Times, Sunday Times (2014)

It is P minus one day and counting.The Sun (2016)

The figure, the number arriving minus those leaving, was welcomed by ministers.The Sun (2012)

Yet they produced a dessert minus one ingredient of two.Times, Sunday Times (2009)

An algebra question was rendered impossible by the substitution of a plus sign with a minus.Times, Sunday Times (2017)

From plus to minus to not at all?Times, Sunday Times (2012)

## Trends of 'minus'

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## 'minus' in Other Languages

British English: minus
/ˈmaɪnəs/ PREPOSITION

You use

*minus*when you take one number away from another number.Three minus two is one.

- American English: minus
- Arabic: نَاقِصٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: menos
- Chinese: 没有
- Croatian: manje
- Czech: mínus
- Danish: minus
- Dutch: minus
- European Spanish: menos
- Finnish: miinus
- French: moins
- German: minus
- Greek: μείον
- Italian: meno
- Japanese: ･･･を引いた
- Korean: ...을 뺀
- Norwegian: minus
- Polish: bez minus
- European Portuguese: menos
- Romanian: minus
- Russian: минус
- Spanish: menos signo de sustracción
- Swedish: minus
- Thai: ลบ
- Turkish: eksi
- Ukrainian: мінус
- Vietnamese: trừ

- American English: minus
- Brazilian Portuguese: sinal de subtração
- Chinese: 不利因素
- European Spanish: desventaja
- French: inconvénient
- German: Nachteil
- Italian: svantaggio
- Japanese: 不利な点
- Korean: 불리한 점
- European Portuguese: sinal de subtração
- Spanish: desventaja

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Translation of

**minus**from the Collins English to French Dictionary