plus sign

noun

Definition of plus sign

: a sign + denoting addition or a positive quantity

Examples of plus sign in a Sentence

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That isn’t an option for black women staring down a plus sign. Helena Andrews-dyer, The Denver Post, "Finding the joy in black motherhood," 7 Sep. 2019 That isn't an option for black women staring down a plus sign. al, "I wanted to read an article about black motherhood that wasn’t a horror story. So I wrote it.," 6 Sep. 2019 That isn’t an option for black women staring down a plus sign. Washington Post, "about black motherhood," 4 Sep. 2019 The vertical part of the plus sign is a strong updraft wind into the thunderstorm. Chris Bianchi, The Denver Post, "Rare funnel cloud spotted near Rocky Mountain National Park," 25 July 2019 Bookmark this page to refer back to, add it to your Google Calendar by clicking the plus sign on the bottom right of this page, or subscribe through a calendar app of your choice. Catherine Kim, Vox, "A full schedule of all key dates in the 2020 presidential election: debates, primaries, conventions, and more.," 26 June 2019 Used in combination with minus and plus signs, the term also designated the number of hours before and after an operation’s start time. Kat Moon, Time, "What Does the ‘D’ in ‘D-Day’ Stand For? Experts Disagree With Eisenhower’s Answer," 4 June 2019 The custom rugs, especially, with motifs that range from plus signs to sisal diamonds, convey structure without reading too harsh. Nancy Hass, ELLE Decor, "This Brian J. McCarthy-Designed Hamptons Home is Filled with the Unexpected," 13 Mar. 2019 The plus signs are for leading the target if the tank is moving at certain, predetermined speeds. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "German Army Uses Toy Tanks to Train Kurdish Fighters," 24 Mar. 2016

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First Known Use of plus sign

1826, in the meaning defined above

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plus sign

noun

English Language Learners Definition of plus sign

: the symbol + used to show that a number is being added to another number or that a quantity is greater than zero

plus sign

noun

Kids Definition of plus sign

: a sign + used in mathematics to show addition (as in 8+6=14) or a quantity greater than zero (as in +10°)

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