minus

See also: Minus and mínus

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the neuter form of Latin minor (smaller).

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

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minus

  1. (mathematics) Difference of the previous number from the following number.
    seven minus two is five

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PrepositionEdit

minus

  1. (informal) Without.
    I walked out minus my coat.

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AdjectiveEdit

minus (not comparable)

  1. (mathematics) Negative.
    a minus number
  2. On the negative part of a scale.
    minus seven degrees
  3. Ranking just below a designated rating.
    He got a grade of B minus for his essay.

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NounEdit

minus (plural mini or minuses)

  1. (mathematics) A minus sign ().
  2. (mathematics) A negative quantity.
  3. A defect or deficiency.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • minus” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin minus - less.

NounEdit

minus

  1. minus

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EsperantoEdit

ConjunctionEdit

minus

  1. minus
    Tri minus du estas unu.
    Three minus two is one.

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

minus

  1. (mathematics) minus, less
    vier minus drei ist eins.

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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 minor.

AdjectiveEdit

minus

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

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

minus m

  1. minus, minus sign

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

mínus m (Cyrillic spelling ми́нус)

  1. minus sign
  2. minuns, defect, deficiency

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

minus n

  1. minus sign, minus

VerbEdit

minus

  1. (transitive, mathematics) minus
    Tre minus två är ett - three minus two is one
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