Definition of minus adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    minus

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈmaɪnəs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaɪnəs//
     
     
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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 marks/grades) slightly lower than the mark/grade A, B, etc. I got (a) B minus (B−) in the test.
  4. opposite plus1
    Word Origin late 15th cent.: from Latin, neuter of minor ‘less’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: minus