See also: Minus and mínus

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin minus, neuter form of minor, comparative form of parvus (small, little), from the Proto-Indo-European root *mey- (few, small).

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: mīn-əs, IPA(key): /ˈmaɪnəs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪnəs

PrepositionEdit

minus

  1. (mathematics) Made less or reduced by (followed by an expression of number or quantity). [from 15th c.]
    seven minus two is five
    Antonym: plus
  2. (informal) Without; deprived of. [from 19th c.]
    I walked out minus my coat.
    Synonyms: lacking, without

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NounEdit

minus (plural minuses)

  1. (mathematics) The minus sign (). [from 16th c.]
  2. (mathematics) A negative quantity. [from 18th c.]
  3. A downside or disadvantage. [from 20th c.]

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AdjectiveEdit

minus (not comparable)

  1. Being a negative quantity; pertaining to a deficit or reduction. [from 18th c.]
    a minus number
  2. That is below zero by (a specified amount) on a scale. [from 19th c.]
    minus seven degrees
  3. (colloquial, obsolete) Worse off than before; out of pocket. [19th c.]
    • 1808–10, William Hickey, Memoirs of a Georgian Rake, Folio Society 1995, p. 301:
      The races being finished, we left Epsom for London, Mordaunt's natural vile temper not being at all improved by being three hundred pounds minus by the week's speculation [] .
  4. (postpositive) Ranking just below (a designated rating). [from 19th c.]
    He got a grade of B minus for his essay.

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VerbEdit

minus (third-person singular simple present minuses, present participle minusing, simple past and past participle minused)

  1. (transitive, colloquial) To subtract. [from 20th c.]
    • 2011, Laura Christine Bofferding, Expanding the Numerical Central Conceptual Structure:
      Four plus one is 5 and you go down because it's minusing, []

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Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin minus (less).

NounEdit

minus

  1. minus

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin minus, from minor.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

minus

  1. minus

NounEdit

minus m

  1. minus

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Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • minus in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • minus in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

minus

  1. minus
    Tri minus du estas unu.Three minus two is one.
    Antonym: plus

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

minus

  1. (mathematics) minus, less
    vier minus drei ist eins.4–3=1
    Synonym: weniger
    Antonym: plus

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InterlinguaEdit

AdverbEdit

minus (not comparable)

  1. less (used to form comparatives)

le minus

  1. the least (used to form superlatives)

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *minos. Related to minor.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

minus

  1. nominative neuter singular of minor
  2. accusative neuter singular of minor
  3. vocative neuter singular of minor

AdverbEdit

minus

  1. comparative degree of paulum

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin minus

AdverbEdit

minus

  1. minus

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin minus

AdverbEdit

minus

  1. minus

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PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

minus m inan

  1. minus, minus sign

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

mínus m (Cyrillic spelling ми́нус)

  1. minus sign
  2. minuns, defect, deficiency

DeclensionEdit


SwedishEdit

NounEdit

minus n

  1. minus sign, minus

PrepositionEdit

minus

  1. (mathematics) minus
    Tre minus två är ett.
    Three minus two is one.

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VepsEdit

PronounEdit

minus

  1. inessive of minä