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minus sign

noun Arithmetic.

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


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Nearby words

minuit, minuit, peter, minus, minus cyclophoria, minus sight, minus sign, minus tick, minuscule, minute, minute gun, minute hand

Origin of minus sign

First recorded in 1660–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for minus sign

minus sign


the symbol –, indicating subtraction or a negative quantity
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