[ UK /mˈa‍ɪnəs/ ]
[ US /ˈmaɪnəs/ ]
  1. an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated
    the subtraction of three from four leaves one
    four minus three equals one
  1. involving disadvantage or harm
    minus (or negative) factors
  2. on the negative side or lower end of a scale
    a grade of B minus
    minus 5 degrees
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How To Use minus In A Sentence

  • I ` d like to see it minus bodywork to see if it ` s got smaller wheels than the big old hoops normal for the period, cos i reckon even tho the bodywork is quite wide, full lock would find large dia. wheels causing a few problems. 1930 Art Deco Henderson
  • Above: South Shore terminus with four Dreadnoughts in line abreast, demonstrating their legendary capacity to absorb crowds.
  • Those who wish to exalt or abnegate Sullivan can do so by linking to his website, discussing his work in their blogs, or can visit the beta version of the Ego Machine online and click on either the "plus" or "minus" sign to add or deduct from Sullivan's store of (after) life points. Immortality Through Google
  • Mrs Scott went across as a minuscule Great Lady - they should have seen Mrs Van L as she set off this morning! THE QUEST FOR K
  • In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
  • Dominus Papa non mittebat aliqua munera; quia non erat certus, qu騞 ad illos peruenire possemus, et insuper veneramus per loca vald� periculosa. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation
  • We are just like any other country in the region, with our pluses and our minuses.
  • The probe will hit the coldest layer of the atmosphere, the tropopause, at about 28 miles, where expected temperatures hover around minus 390 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 200 degrees Celsius).
  • May I take this opportunity to wish all NLM readers a very happy and blessed Easter, in the words of the EF Martyrology: Hac die, quam fecit Dominus, Solemnitas solemnitatum, et Pascha nostrum: Resurrectio Salvatoris nostri Jesu Christi secundum carnem. Papal Easter Day Mass and Urbi et Orbi Blessing
  • As Els has pointed out, doing what he is currently doing has no minuses and many positives for all concerned.
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