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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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Meanwhile, the index for domestic demand improved to minus 14 in April-June from a revised minus 16 in January-March, while that for external demand improved to minus 10 from a revised minus 11.
This resulted in a net agreement score of moderate at +18 percent (correctly rounded), 3 points down from the +21 percent (48 percent agree minus 27 percent disagree) in March 2014, the first time SWS conducted the same survey.
slightly dropped 3 points from a moderate +12 (38 percent satisfied minus 26 percent dissatisfied) to neutral +9 (37 percent satisfied minus 28 percent dissatisfied).
Asked about the quality of their life over the past 12 months, 26 percent said it had improved (gainers) while 34 percent said it had worsened (losers), for a "fair" minus 8 net score (gainers minus losers), better than "mediocre" minus 14 (22 percent gainers minus 37 percent losers) in the previous quarter.
The film: ``The Minus Man'' (R; strong language, adult subject matter, murders portrayed in non-violent ways).
The DI reading for major companies capitalized at 1 billion yen or more came to minus 9 in the July-September quarter, an improvement from the preceding quarter's minus 16.
ABC: Clinton 54 percent, Dole 38 percent, Perot 5 percent (848 likely voters; sampling error margin plus or minus 4 percentage points.
was 30 degrees below zero and had a wind chill of minus 86.
Minus K Technology, a leading manufacturer of vibration isolation products, announces that Minus K has been selected by the Manoharan Nanoscale Facility at Stanford University to provide critical vibration isolation for Stanford's Scanning Tunneling Microscopes (STMs).
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) said its survey found that the index designed to measure the percentage gap between companies with improved conditions and those with worsened conditions was unchanged from the previous quarter at minus 50.
Minus K(R) Technology, a leading manufacturer of vibration isolation products, announces two new lines of compact high performance vibration isolation platforms.
The Business Survey Index (BSI) improved to minus 60 in the reporting quarter from minus 61 in the July-September period, the Cabinet Office said.