subtraction sign

noun
variants: or subtraction mark

Definition of subtraction sign

: a mathematical symbol used to indicate that a particular quantity is to be subtracted from another to which it is joined by the symbol : a symbolic representation of the relation of subtrahend and minuend symbol −

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“Subtraction sign.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subtraction%20sign. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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