minus

[ mahy-nuh s ]
/ ˈmaɪ nəs /

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 minuses

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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