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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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Once your data are subtotaled and grouped in this manner, you can expand and collapse (show or hide) detailed line items by clicking the corresponding plus and minus signs in the left margin.
where a = 6 when (1) takes plus sign and a = 2, minus sign. Letting y = [phi]', we get the following planar system:
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 (-).
Ample alternate liquidity is maintained." A minus sign is included to further qualify the rating.
This "missing" minus sign reverses all interpretations (including those that confirm the standard view), except of course when another term equals 0, which arises in the case of weak separability that produces the uniform commodity tax result.
If they look on their remote controls they will find a function called the volume control, by pressing the minus sign they will find that this annoying sound will decrease.
Administrators for the Worcester school system, however, seem immune from the minus sign.
Look for a set of small, medium and larger boxes or a plus and minus sign on the page.
He said: "I said to my wife, 'My god, we've got thousands of pounds!' "Then my wife pointed out that there was a minus sign in front of it.
* Some Web pages have a set of small, medium, and larger boxes, or a plus or minus sign, to increase text size.