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negative sign

[′neg·əd·iv ¦sīn]
(mathematics)
The symbol -, used to indicate a negative number.
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The first hour of the trading session was ruled by the bulls where 248 companies' shares landed in the green territory and only 33 shares showed negative signs. The Pakistan Stock Exchange index, commonly known as KSE-100 index recorded a significant increase of 1100 points.
In a letter sent to Mbeki Wednesday, al-Mahdi said he "became sure after returning to Sudan that the situation is promising despite some negative signs", pointing "all parties believe there is no alternative to comprehensive peace and full democratic transformation in Sudan".
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"Voter observations show negative signs" said Ecarkoy-lu.
However, Polk said the figure was difficult to square with more negative signs emerging from other parts of the economy.
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Asked what was his message to the world to overcome conflicts, the King said "what is needed is just to launch initiatives, but we have to continue working every day to eliminate any negative signs when they occur."
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Trading took place in 352 companies, of which 133 posted positive growth, whereas 197 ended with negative signs. Rates of 22 firms remained equal.