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minus sign

noun, Arithmetic
the symbol (−) denoting subtraction or a negative quantity.
Origin of minus sign
1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for minus sign
  • Equations lacked crucial terms or, on one occasion, a vital minus sign.
  • Make sure you include a space before the minus sign.
  • Replace the minus sign in the equation with a plus sign.
  • If the net amount is a de-obligation, enter a minus sign in addition to the net amount.
  • Show negative amounts with a minus sign in the box to the left of the number.
  • Or you can zoom in or out by using the plus or minus sign in the upper left corner of each map.
British Dictionary definitions for minus sign

minus sign

the symbol –, indicating subtraction or a negative quantity
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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