minus sign
Simple Definition of minus sign

mathematics : the symbol − used to show that a number is being subtracted from another number or that a quantity is less than zero
Full Definition of minus sign
: a sign − used in mathematics to indicate subtraction (as in 8−6=2) or a negative quantity (as in −10°)
1851
First Known Use of minus sign
1851
Rhymes with minus sign
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MINUS SIGN Defined for Kids
minus sign
Definition of minus sign
: a sign − used especially in mathematics to indicate subtraction (as in 8−6=2) or a quantity less than zero (as in −15°)
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