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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
A minus B means that the quantity B is to be subtracted from the quantity A.