minus sign

minus sign
noun Date: 1851 a sign - used in mathematics to indicate subtraction (as in 8-6=2) or a negative quantity (as in -10°)

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  • Minus sign — Minus Mi nus (m[imac] n[u^]s), a. [L. See {Minor}, and cf. {Mis } pref. from the French.] (Math.) Less; requiring to be subtracted; negative; as, a minus quantity. [1913 Webster] {Minus sign} (Math.), the sign [ ] denoting minus, or less,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • minus sign — minus .sign also minus n a sign ( ) showing that a number is less than zero, or that the second of two numbers is to be ↑subtracted from the first →↑plus sign …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • minus sign — minus signs N COUNT A minus sign is the sign which is put between two numbers in order to show that the second number is being subtracted from the first one. It is also put before a number to show that the number is less than zero …   English dictionary

  • minus sign — n. the sign (−) indicating subtraction or negative quantity …   English World dictionary

  • minus sign — minus ,sign noun count the symbol used for showing that one number is to be SUBTRACTED from another …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • minus sign — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms minus sign : singular minus sign plural minus signs the symbol – used for showing that one number is to be taken from another …   English dictionary

  • minus sign — minuso ženklas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. minus sign vok. Minuszeichen, n rus. знак минус, m pranc. signe moins, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • minus sign — sign that shows the following quantity is to be subtracted, sign that shows a negative quantity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • minus sign — noun a sign indicating the operation of subtraction • Hypernyms: ↑sign …   Useful english dictionary

  • minus sign — /ˈmaɪnəs saɪn/ (say muynuhs suyn) noun the symbol ( ) denoting subtraction or a minus quantity …   Australian English dictionary

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