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minus

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a feature of someone or something that creates difficulty for achieving success
  • a plan with lots of pluses and only a few minuses

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minus

preposition

Synonyms of minus (Entry 2 of 2)

not having
  • the contraption was like a giant carousel minus the horses

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The first known use of minus was in the 15th century

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“Minus.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/minus. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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