minus sign

noun Arithmetic.
the symbol (−) denoting subtraction or a negative quantity.


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minus sign
the symbol --, indicating subtraction or a negative quantity

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Example sentences
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
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