Definition of plus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//plʌs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//plʌs//
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  1. 1(informal) an advantage; a good thing Knowledge of French is a plus in her job. There were a lot of pluses in the performance.
  2. 2 (also plus sign) the symbol ( + ), used in mathematics He put a plus instead of a minus. See related entries: Mathematical terminology
  3. opposite minus
    Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin, literally ‘more’.Extra examples You need to consider the pluses and minuses of living so far from your work. Being able to speak French is a definite plus when you’re travelling in North Africa. One of the pluses of the job is having such supportive colleagues. You should carefully consider the pluses and minuses of going to live in the country.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: plus