minus sign

noun

Definition of minus sign

  1. :  a sign − used in mathematics to indicate subtraction (as in 8−6=2) or a negative quantity (as in −10°) —called also negative sign

First Known Use of minus sign

1851


MINUS SIGN Defined for English Language Learners

minus sign

noun

Definition of minus sign for English Language Learners

  • mathematics : the symbol − used to show that a number is being subtracted from another number or that a quantity is less than zero


MINUS SIGN Defined for Kids

minus sign

noun

Definition of minus sign for Students

  1. :  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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