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Definition of minus adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(mathematics) lower than zero a minus figure/number
  2. 2making something seem negative and less attractive or good What are the car's minus points (= the disadvantages)? On the minus side, rented property is expensive and difficult to find.
  3. 3[not before noun] (used in a system of grades) slightly lower than the grade A, B, etc. I got a B minus (B−) on the test. opposite plus1
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: minus