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Origin of minus
Words nearby minus
Example sentences from the Web for minus
On some level, this explains how Turner finished that game as a plus-15 in plus-minus without having monster box-score stats.Myles Turner’s Game Has Evolved. The Box Score Doesn’t Know It Yet.|Chris Herring (firstname.lastname@example.org)|February 10, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Predicted capacity in 2030 is based on how many new plants are in the pipeline minus those that will be retired by 2030 as well as those that the study predicts are likely to fail.How much will Africa capitalize on cheap renewable energy as its power grid grows?|Carolyn Gramling|January 25, 2021|Science News
If you got a 90 percent on a math test instead of a 93 percent, you would still get an “A,” or at least an “A-minus.”
Satellite speakers produce the entire range of audio, minus the bass.Best computer speakers: Make music, video chats, and more a whole lot clearer|Jeremy Helligar|January 12, 2021|Popular Science
We’ve built 30 plus or minus high-rises between Hoboken, Jersey City, Manhattan and Brooklyn.Toll Brothers CEO Doug Yearley on Where Americans Are Moving During the Pandemic|Eben Shapiro|January 10, 2021|Time
Normally, 434 members (minus Michael Grimm who resigned) would vote for Speaker.Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup|Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Which prompts the question: In a GOP field minus Portman, what role will same-sex marriage play?
After all, 2009 was miserable: minus 798,000, minus 701,000, minus 826,000, and so on.Why You Don’t Know Obama Has Created 4.5 Million Jobs|Michael Tomasky|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Refuge Recovery is a lot like an AA meeting minus mentions of Him, God, or a higher Power.
Molly holds the reputation of being an unadulterated drug—Ecstasy minus any and all substances used to cut it.
And she emptied her pockets of all the letters, minus the envelopes, that Fleurette had written.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Mrs. Biggs opened her window cautiously, and thrust out her head, minus her false hair, and enveloped in a cotton nightcap.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
The massive shoulders that started minus courtesy of neck from right beneath his double chin.
Susie Billings, minus her khaki and cartridges, looked the picture of demureness in white muslin and baby-blue ribbons.The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch|Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
Now one is obliged to ask, why minus multiplied by minus must give any product at all?A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
British Dictionary definitions for minus
- indicating or involving subtractiona minus sign
- Also: negative having a value or designating a quantity less than zeroa minus number