# Meaning of minus in English

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## Classifying Adjective

minus### Definitions

1. involving disadvantage or harm#### Examples

- « minus (or negative) factors »

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## Noun

minus### Definitions

1. an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated#### Examples

- « the subtraction of three from four leaves one »
- « four minus three equals one »

#### Derived terms

## Qualitative Adjective

minus### Definitions

1. on the negative side or lower end of a scale#### Examples

- « minus 5 degrees »
- « a grade of B minus »

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## Famous quotes

- « If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus. » Emma Goldman
- « Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero. » F. Scott Fitzgerald
- « The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your microwave oven but very much less powerful. It would heat your pizza only to minus 271.3*C - not much good for defrosting the pizza, let alone cooking it. » Stephen Hawking
- « Serious sport is war minus the shooting. » George Orwell
- « If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. » A. A. Milne