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Preposition: minus  mI-nus
  1. With subtraction of; not including
    - less, without
Adjective: minus  mI-nus
  1. Involving disadvantage or harm
    "minus factors";
    - negative
  2. On the negative side or lower end of a scale
    "minus 5 degrees"; "a grade of B minus"
Noun: minus  mI-nus
  1. An arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated
    "four minus three equals one";
    - subtraction
  2. A flaw or weak point
    "he was quick to point out his wife's minuses";
    - failing, weakness, disadvantage
  3. A sign indicating the operation of subtraction
    - minus sign

Derived forms: minuses

See also: disadvantageous, negative, unfavorable [US], unfavourable [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: arithmetic operation, imperfection, imperfectness, sign

Antonym: plus

Encyclopedia: Minus