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minus

[ mahy-nuhs ]
/ ˈmaɪ nəs /
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preposition
less by the subtraction of; decreased by: Ten minus six is four.
lacking or without: a book minus its title page.
adjective
noun
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Origin of minus

1300–50; Middle English <Latin, neuter of minor less; see minor
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British Dictionary definitions for minus

minus
/ (ˈmaɪnəs) /

preposition
reduced by the subtraction offour minus two (written 4 – 2)
informal deprived of; lackingminus the trimmings, that hat would be ordinary
adjective
noun
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Word Origin for minus

C15: from Latin, neuter of minor
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