First, some authors use a

minus sign rather than a plus sign for the final term.

Look on the Adobe toolbar for a plus or

minus sign, or the magnifying glass icon.

There are a host of other operators that you can use for complex searches, but the only two I have found much use for are the

minus sign we used in the last example and quotation marks.

When a search produces some good results, but also a bunch of oddballs, pick a word from the oddball results, add it to the search terms with a

minus sign in front of it, and the next search will exclude that idea.

Notice how the

minus sign and the angle together affect the quantity [a.

He couldn't believe his ears but was then shown the till receipt listing his buys with a

minus sign by the balance.

If HCG is not present in the sample, the window shows only the preprinted blue horizontal line, forming a

minus sign (-) to indicate a negative result.

Another simple trick is to use the

minus sign to further eliminate irrelevant pages.

As The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler reported, a missing

minus sign in the Bush budget turned this year's projected $106 billion deficit into a surplus.

Accurate answers were given a plus while inaccurate answers were given a

minus sign.

For instance, you can click on the Modify Reports button to choose cash or accrual accounting, set filters, have negative numbers in parentheses, with a

minus sign, or bright red if you so desire.

The

minus sign denotes a loss or the inability to make year-on-year comparisons.