minus minus  /ˈmaɪ nəs/


  1. (n) an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated
  2. (adj) on the negative side or lower end of a scale
  3. (adj) involving disadvantage or harm



  1. Sentiment among manufacturers is at minus 60, an unprecedented low.
  2. At the bottom on both scores are campers, with a minus-45 environmental-social rating and expenditures of only $10.
  3. The Michigan poll of 966 voters, Missouri survey of 940 voters and Virginia poll of 920 voters all have a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.


  1. Pluses and Minuses

    Minus: We're again disappointed to see the Licking County commissioners considering a tax increase, albeit a very small one, on a smaller percentage of the population.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Newark Advocate

  2. 'Success is out there

    HARVARD -- In his opening remarks to the 113 graduating seniors (minus four who were out of town, competing in a national sports event) and their families and friends, gathered in The Bromfield School gym for the school's 134th commencement, Principal James O'Shea called the class of 2013 an "incredible group of students.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Harvard Hillside

  3. Equivio Kicks Off "Predictive Coding Minus the Hype" Webinar Series on Wednesday, June 26 with Free Webinar on ...

    KENSINGTON, Md., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Equivio , a provider of analytical solutions for e-discovery, today announced a new "Predictive Coding Minus the Hype" educational Webinar Series. ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Mostly it's lousy out there," Schirra said in 1981 on the occasion of the first space shuttle flight. "It's a hostile environment, and it's trying to kill you. The outside temperature goes from a minus 450 degrees to a plus 300 degrees. You...
    on May 3, 2007 By: Wally Schirra Source: Forbes

  2. "Had the Pac-10 thing fallen apart, had the Big 12 minus two not been put back together, we would have probably ended up having much more serious conversations with the SEC, and (asked) would they take OSU and Texas, for example," Boren said....
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: David Boren Source: The Associated Press

  3. "We might turn this minus into a plus," Jackson said.
    on Nov 25, 2006 By: Jesse Jackson Source: Forbes

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