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minus

mahy nuhs

  • n  an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated
    four minus three equals one
  • a  on the negative side or lower end of a scale
    minus 5 degrees
    a grade of B minus
  • s  involving disadvantage or harm
    minus (or negative) factors

  • Sentiment among manufacturers is at minus 60, an unprecedented low.
  • At the bottom on both scores are campers, with a minus-45 environmental-social rating and expenditures of only $10.
  • 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.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 15, 2013 - Newark Advocate
  • '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.
    June 14, 2013 - Harvard Hillside
  • Chris Kelly seeks fix
    CHICAGO — Chris Kelly had an extremely tough outing in Game 1. The Bruins center was a minus-3 and on the ice for Andrew Shaw ’s game-winning goal in the third overtime of the 4-3 loss to the Blackhawks Wednesday night. He also won just 7-of-22 faceoffs and did not have a shot in 25:57 of ice time.
    June 14, 2013 - Boston Herald
Quotes

  • Wally Schirra in Forbes
    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...
  • David Boren in The Associated Press
    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....
  • Jesse Jackson in Forbes
    We might turn this minus into a plus,Jackson said.

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