plus or minus


1plus or minus

adjective

Definition of PLUS OR MINUS

:  indicating a quantity whose algebraically positive and negative values serve to bracket a range of values either alone or when added to and subtracted from a given number <measured with an accuracy of plus or minus 3 feet>

First Known Use of PLUS OR MINUS

1926

Rhymes with PLUS OR MINUS

2plus or minus

adverb

Definition of PLUS OR MINUS

:  more or less, approximately <a dance for singles plus or minus age 30>

Examples of PLUS OR MINUS

  1. <I have plus or minus five dollars in change.>

First Known Use of PLUS OR MINUS

1849

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