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minus sign

the symbol --, indicating subtraction or a negative quantity

minus sign

[′mī·nəs ‚sīn]
(mathematics)

minus sign

The minus sign (-) is the subtract symbol in programming and on calculator keyboards. For example, 10 - 7 means subtract 7 from 10. It is also used in command line syntax for a switch. For example, in the PKUNZIP statement pkunzip lotstuff -d, the -d is a switch that tells the program to create the original Directory structure that is stored in the .ZIP file. See forward slash.
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This coefficient carries a minus sign since it is natural to assume that the higher the investment barrier index is in the host country, the more likely it is that investment will decrease.
The AND operator is implied; you can enclose phrases in quotation marks; and you can exclude a word with a minus sign (-).
First, some authors use a minus sign rather than a plus sign for the final term.
3 : less than zero and shown by a minus sign <-2 is a negative number.
Look for a set of small, medium and larger boxes or a plus and minus sign on the page.
Then my wife pointed out that there was a minus sign in front of it.
Then put the equation in parentheses and place a minus sign before the first parenthesis.
Some Web pages have a set of small, medium, and larger boxes, or a plus or minus sign, to increase text size.
Putting a minus sign in front of a word in a search engine will tell it not to include results that include that word.
Figures in parentheses denote year-on-year percentage changes with a minus sign signifying a fall.
The negative is connected to the body/frame of the vehicle and usually has a minus sign.
The minus sign denotes year-on-year percentage losses.