minus sign


minus sign

noun

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°)

First Known Use of MINUS SIGN

1851

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: minute (noun)
Previous Word in the Dictionary: minuscule (adjective)
All Words Near: minus sign

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up minus sign? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More