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plus sign

noun, Arithmetic.
1.
the symbol (+) indicating summation or a positive quality.
Origin of plus sign
1645-1655
First recorded in 1645-55
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Examples from the Web for plus sign
Historical Examples
  • The plus sign indicates that the direction of the current is from you.

  • The dagger symbol was used in the keys; I changed them to the plus sign.

  • The multiplication sign (×) was obtained by changing the plus sign into the letter X.

  • Vessels built are given first; vessels building, if any, are added after a plus sign.

  • Hydrogen's one plus, if that double-hook dingus is a plus sign; Helium's four-plus, that's right.

    Omnilingual H. Beam Piper
  • In column 10 where the dates are given, a minus sign indicates the past and a plus sign the future.

    Climatic Changes Ellsworth Huntington
  • The plus sign always represents something positive; the minus, something negative.

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
British Dictionary definitions for plus sign

plus sign

noun
1.
the symbol +, indicating addition or positive quantity
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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