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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French moins, from Old French meins, from Latin minus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mwɛ̃/
  • (file)

AdverbEdit

moins

  1. less, fewer
    Faites moins de bruit.Make less noise.
    J'ai dû attendre moins de dix minutes.I had to wait less than ten minutes.
    De moins en moins de personnes peuvent se permettre de passer des vacances à l'étranger.
    Fewer and fewer people can afford to spend holidays abroad.
  2. (with numbers) minus; negative
    moins cinqminus five
  3. (preceded by a definite article) the least
    C'est lui qui gagne le moins (d'argent) dans sa famille.He earns the least money in his family.
    C'était la chose la moins surprenante.It was the least surprising thing.

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NounEdit

moins m (plural moins)

  1. the minus sign

PrepositionEdit

moins

  1. minus
    Cinq moins deux font trois
    Five minus two makes three.

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