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An algebra question was rendered impossible by the substitution of a plus sign with a minus. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It is P minus one day and counting. The Sun (2016)It's minus three outside, but a sauna inside. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Yet they produced a dessert minus one ingredient of two. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The club remain stranded at the foot of the table on minus three points. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The margin of error was plus or minus four points. Times, Sunday Times (2016)From plus to minus to not at all? Times, Sunday Times (2012)He has minus two points for the game and has minus eight overall. The Sun (2015)All they picked up was minus three as he was sent off. The Sun (2013)And the margin of error is plus or minus two points. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We generally drop the minus sign when we use the ratio of marginal products to discuss substitution possibilities. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)But it's only minus five or eight! The Sun (2010)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)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)On the minus side, the vibe is odd. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I was the first player to have minus points. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The figure, the number arriving minus those leaving, was welcomed by ministers. The Sun (2012)It also gave the Labour leader a disastrous approval rating of minus 35 points. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This week the temperatures plummeted to minus five in New York. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'minus'
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
British English: minus NOUN
A minus is a disadvantage.
The minuses far outweigh that possible gain.
Definition of minus from the Collins English Dictionary
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