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the symbol (–) used to indicate a negative quantity or a subtraction; minus sign
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
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How to use negative sign in a sentence
But the stranger, who seemed to understand perfectly what he would have asked, made a slight negative sign.
She grew as crafty through love as her father was through avarice, and reiterated the negative sign.Eugenie Grandet|Honore de Balzac
Another negative sign, which is more common, is a motion of the hand from the body towards the person or thing addressed.
He makes a negative sign by moving the head from side to side, but the gesture is not frequent or pronounced.
By the negative sign is understood the energy expended in contradistinction to the energy received.Natural Philosophy|Wilhelm Ostwald