minus sign


noun Arithmetic.

the symbol (−) denoting subtraction or a negative quantity.

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Origin of minus sign

First recorded in 1660–70
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British Dictionary definitions for minus sign

minus sign

noun

the symbol –, indicating subtraction or a negative quantity
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