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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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In the survey, the optimism index for the local stock market improved from minus 21.0 in June to minus 3.5 in July, while the index gauging investors' appetite for risk rose from minus 6.0 to minus 2.3.
A few kilometres away, at the privately owned Mudasa Academy, principal Mr George Mudanyi said his school had impressive results with a mean score of eight points.Three of the 45 candidates Akaka Ethel (73), Afandi Sharon (72) and Omondi Brandon (67 points), had a mean grade of B plus while the last candidate scored a mean grade of C minus.
"I've been in minus 60 before so minus 20 doesn't frighten me," he said as he waited for a bus back to Boston Friday.
Six students had managed to get A- (minus), with the top student managing an A- (minus) of 70 points.
Nahid Kiani, Tayebeh Parsa, Kimia Alizadeh, Melika Pourhosseini, Zahra Pouresmaeil, and Akram Khodabandeh were the members of the Iranian women's national taekwondo team, who vied for top honors in the minus 49-kilogram, minus 57-kilogram, minus 62-kilogram, minus 67-kilogram, minus 73-kilogram and over 73-kilogram sections.
Tomorrow, on March 31, minus 15-16 degrees Celcius temperature is expected, which is a new record.
I am confident that whether it is minus 5 or minus 28, it is still awfully cold.
For the European Union as a whole, including non-euro nations, the index rose to minus 6.7 from minus 9.3 last month.
The night temperature in Kashmir valley dropped to minus 3.8 degrees Celsius, the lowest this season, while the temperature on Saturday night was minus 3.7 degrees.
The lowest temperature the satellites detected -- minus 136 F (minus 93.2 C), on Aug.
Huddersfield weather expert Paul Stevens recorded temperatures of minus 5.8deg Celsius in some areas of the town on Tuesday night, with others struggling at minus 3 or 4 degrees.
(SeeNews) - Nov 13, 2012 - Germany's economic sentiment index fell surprisingly by 4.2 points to minus 15.7 points in November 2012, after increases in the past two months, research institute ZEW said on Tuesday.