plus sign

  1. the symbol (+) indicating summation or a positive quality.

Origin of plus sign

First recorded in 1645–55

Words Nearby plus sign Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use plus sign in a sentence

  • In column 10 where the dates are given, a minus sign indicates the past and a plus sign the future.

    Climatic Changes | Ellsworth Huntington
  • The plus sign always represents something positive; the minus, something negative.

    Carmen Ariza | Charles Francis Stocking
  • The plus sign indicates that the direction of the current is from you.

  • Hydrogen's one plus, if that double-hook dingus is a plus sign; Helium's four-plus, that's right.

    Omnilingual | H. Beam Piper
  • Vessels built are given first; vessels building, if any, are added after a plus sign.

British Dictionary definitions for plus sign

plus sign

  1. the symbol +, indicating addition or positive quantity

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