HyperDic: minus

English > 3 senses of the word minus:
ADJECTIVEallminuson the negative side or lower end of a scale
allminus, negativeinvolving disadvantage or harm
NOUNactminus, subtractionan arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated
minus > pronunciation
Soundsmay'nahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > minus: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOn the negative side or lower end of a scale.
Examples
  • "minus 5 degrees"
  • "a grade of B minus"
Narrowernegativeless than zero
OppositeplusOn the positive side or higher end of a scale
Spanishnegativo
English > minus: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningInvolving disadvantage or harm.
Example"minus (or negative) factors"
Synonymnegative
Broaderdisadvantageous, unfavorable, unfavourableconstituting a disadvantage
English > minus: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAn arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated.
Example "four minus three equals one"
Synonymsubtraction
Broaderarithmetic operationA mathematical operation involving numbers
Spanishmenos, resta, sustracción
Catalanresta, sustracció

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