Simple Definition of minus

—used to indicate that one number or amount is being subtracted from another

: not having (something)
Examples of minus
He left the restaurant minus his hat.
a fruit that looks like a peach, minus the fuzz
Origin of minus
Middle English, from Latin minus, adverb, less, from neuter of minor smaller — more at minor
First Known Use: 15th century
Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms
minus
Simple Definition of minus

: a problem or disadvantage
Examples of minus
She decided that the pluses of owning a home outweighed the minuses.
Some employers see a lack of experience as a real minus.
Put the minus to the left of the number.
1708
First Known Use of minus
1708
Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms
minus
Simple Definition of minus

: having a value that is below zero
Full Definition of minus
1 : algebraically negative <a minus quantity> <minus ten degrees>
2 : having a negative quality
3 : relating to or being a particular one of the two mating types that are required for successful fertilization in sexual reproduction in some lower plants (as a fungus)
4 : falling low in a specified range <B minus>
1776
First Known Use of minus
1776
Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms
MINUS Defined for Kids
Definition of minus
1 : with the subtraction of : less <7 minus 4 is 3.>
2 : ^{1}without 2 <I went outside minus my hat.>
Definition of minus
1 : having a value that is below zero <The temperature was minus 15.>
2 : located in the lower part of a range <a grade of C minus>
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