Definition of minus noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    minus

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    NAmE//ˈmaɪnəs//
     
     
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  1. 1(also minus sign) The symbol (−), used in mathematics
  2. 2(informal) a negative quality; a disadvantage Let's consider the pluses and minuses of changing the system. opposite plus1
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