plus/minus sign

plus/minus sign
noun Date: 1971 the sign ± used to indicate a quantity (as 2 in “the square root of 4 is ±2”) taking on both an algebraically positive value and its negative and to indicate a plus or minus quantity (as 4 in “the population age was 30 ± 4 years”) — called also plus/minus symbol

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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