Pronunciation Preposition
  1. (informal) Without.
    I walked out minus my coat.
    Synonyms: lacking, without
  2. (mathematics) less; reduced by.
    seven minus two is five
    Antonyms: plus
Translations Adjective

minus (not comparable)

  1. (mathematics) Negative.
    a minus number
  2. On the negative part of a scale.
    minus seven degrees
  3. (postpositive) Ranking just below a designated rating.
    He got a grade of B minus for his essay.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: moins
  • Russian: ми́нус
  • French: moins
  • Russian: с ми́нусом

minus (plural minuses)

  1. (mathematics) A minus sign (−).
  2. (mathematics) A negative quantity.
  3. A downside or disadvantage.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations
  • German: Minus
  • Portuguese: negativo
  • Russian: отрица́тельная величина́
  • Spanish: negativo
  • German: Minus
  • Russian: ми́нус

minus (minuses, present participle minusing; past and past participle minused)

  1. (transitive, colloquial) To subtract.

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