Definition of minus
Examples of minus in a sentence
He left the restaurant minus his hat.
a fruit that looks like a peach, minus the fuzz
Origin and Etymology 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
Definition of minus
1 : a negative quantity
2 : a negative quality; especially : drawback
Examples of minus in a sentence
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
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 English Language Learners
Definition of minus for English Language Learners

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

: not having (something)
minus
Definition of minus for English Language Learners

: a problem or disadvantage
minus
Definition of minus for English Language Learners

: having a value that is below zero
MINUS Defined for Kids
Definition of minus for Students
1 : with the subtraction of : less <7 minus 4 is 3.>
2 : ^{1}without 2 <I went outside minus my hat.>
Definition of minus for Students
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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