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minus

1. 
a. indicating or involving subtraction
b. having a value or designating a quantity less than zero
2. on the negative part of a scale or coordinate axis
3. Education slightly below the standard of a particular grade
4. Botany designating the strain of a fungus that can only undergo sexual reproduction with a plus strain
5. denoting a negative electric charge
6. short for minus sign
7. a negative quantity

minus

[′mī·nəs]
(mathematics)
A minus B means that the quantity B is to be subtracted from the quantity A.

minus

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Common: dash; ITU-T: hyphen; ITU-T: minus. Rare: INTERCAL: worm; option; dak; bithorpe.
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Among nonmanufacturers, the index for lodging and restaurant industries rose to minus 18 from minus 40 after they suffered a fall due to people cutting spending on entertainment amid a restrained mood after the natural disaster.
After enjoying the wonders of the sub-freezing environment, visitors can make their way to the Minus 5 Lodge, a warm, rustic pub adjacent to the Minus 5 Experience that is themed after great arctic explorers.
Last night, however, it got down to minus five degrees and the forecast is for a minus three overnight on Tuesday and to get down to minus two on Wednesday night.
In Carmarthen thermometers recorded a low of minus 5C, in Cardiff minus 4C, on Anglesey minus 3C and in Swansea minus 2C.
Official monthly prices of Syrian Light since the spring of 2003 have been fluctuating mainly between minus $0.
The forecast is for minus one on Thursday night and minus two on Friday night so that could cause a problem," said clerk of the course James Armstrong.
Toshiba kicked off the trend in 2000 with the introduction of a minus ion air conditioner.
The DI reading for major companies capitalized at 1 billion yen or more came to minus 16 in the April-June quarter, a deterioration from the preceding quarter's minus 8.
Sunny skies and a minus tide that exposed caves and tidepools lured hundreds to the beach.
If the fair value minus estimated costs to sell declines to a point below the asset's cost, the resulting deficiency should be recognized as a valuation allowance.
Normally, most recycled polymers are received in bulky form and first must be reduced to a minus four to six inch piece upon arrival at the processing plant for ease of storage and material handling retrieval.
NEW YORK -- File sharing tech startup Minus announced today it has raised $1 million in investment capital from IDG Capital Partners, allowing the company to continue to grow its easy to use, universal file sharing platform.