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Definition of the adjective minus

What does minus mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. on the negative side or lower end of a scale
    • examples: minus 5 degrees | a grade of B minus
    • antonym: plus
    • similar: negative
  2. involving disadvantage or harm

Definition of the noun minus

What does minus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: minuses

  1. an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated
    • example: four minus three equals one
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of minus: subtraction
    • more generic term: arithmetic operation = a mathematical operation involving numbers

Alternative definition of the noun minus


  1. [mathematics] A minus sign (−).
  2. [mathematics] A negative quantity.
  3. A defect or deficiency.

Other definitions of minus

What does minus also mean?


  1. [mathematics] Difference of the previous number from the following number.


Minus or M-nus is a recording label based in Berlin, Germany and Windsor, Canada. It was created in 1998 by Richie Hawtin when Plus 8, a label previously created by Hawtin, was put on hold. By 2005, M-nus was releasing 2 to 3 CDs and 12 to 14 records per year.


Who is Minus?

Minus is a musical artist.

  • profession: Musician
  • member of musical group Merauder (Vocals) between and (5 years)


  1. Minus a.k.a. F-Minus was a punk rock band formed in 1995 in Huntington Beach, California, started by Jen Johnson and Brad Logan. F-Minus was known for their dueling male and female vocals in songs that were sometimes as short as 12 seconds. Before breaking up in 2004, their last album was recorded by Steve Albini. Throughout their career, they covered such bands as Antidote, Black Randy and the Metro Squad, 7 Seconds, Negative Approach, and Agnostic Front.
  2. Minus a.k.a. Mínus were an Icelandic alternative rock/hardcore band from Reykjavík. They were signed to the record label Smekkleysa. Mínus have shared the stage with, among others, Metallica, Foo Fighters, and Queens of the Stone Age.

There are other groups with in their name, like F Minus, Ice Minus, Minus One, Plus Minus, Minus Story, Epsilon Minus, Minus the Bear, The Minus Tide.


  1. Minus is a fictional character from the 1961 Ingmar Bergman film Through a Glass Darkly.
  2. Minus is a fictional character from the 2005 film Looking for Madonna.
  3. Minus is a fictional character from the 2002 film Aku Ingin Menciummu Sekali Saja.
  4. Minus a.k.a. Linus is a fictional character from the 2005 film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.
  5. Minus is a fictional character in the 2012 action/sci-fi film Extinction.


"Minus" is a book by Roman Senchin.

  • also known as "Minus: a novel"


  1. "Minus" is a 2011 animated short comedy film written by Stan Vince and directed by Marine Brun, Antoine Foulot, Cheng LI, Yuyou Ling, Inès Pagniez, Raphaël Théolade, Paul Torris, Stanislas Manoukian and Vincent Roucher.
  2. "Minus" is a 2007 short horror film written and directed by Pavle Vučković.


"Minus" is a video game.

  • genre: Action game
  • released on (7 years ago)


  1. "Minus" is the second studio album by Australian music collective Dukes of Windsor, released on 5 September 2008.
    • also known as It's a War
    • released on (7 years ago)
  2. "Minus" is a composition.
  3. "Minus" is a musical album of Π L.T..
    • released in (13 years ago)
  4. "Minus" is a musical album of Tho-So-Aa.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  5. "Minus" is a composition.
  6. "Minus" is a composition.
  7. "Minus" is a composition.
  8. "Minus" is a musical album of Jarl.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  9. "Minus" is a composition.


minus is a webcomic created by Ryan Armand that ran from February 2006 to July 2008. It is a member of Koala Wallop, a webcomic collective that also includes Dresden Codak and Rice Boy. It was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2007 in the category of Best Digital Comic. New strips were usually released weekly on Thursdays. Many of the strips are standalone stories, though several follow a longer story or theme over the course of several weeks.

Phrases with Minus

  1. minus sign
  2. A Minus
  3. F Minus
  4. Pi-Minus
  5. Ammi Minus
  6. Spio minus
  7. Sinum minus
  8. Susum Minus
  9. Amomum Minus
  10. Arcion Minus
  11. Asarum minus
  12. Bombax Minus
  13. Bonduc Minus
  14. Bunium Minus
  15. Codium Minus
  16. Crinum Minus
  17. Galium Minus
  18. Hyphen-minus
  19. labium minus
  20. Ocimum Minus

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Minus

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Google previewWentworth's Primary Arithmetic (1892)

by George Albert Wentworth

The word minus means made less by. Thus,.

Google previewA Dictionary of Epidemiology (2014)

by Miquel Porta

minus the absolute risk of events in the control group (ARC): ARI = ART–ARC. Same as RISK DIFFERENCE. Also, the proportion ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Caves (2012)

by William B. White, David C. Culver

minus are located in subterranean drainage basins with a troglomorphic population in a cave stream and a nontroglomorphic spring population at the resurgence. Among five such karst window populations in five different ...

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Quotes about Minus

Minus one added with plus one
Cancels the plus one.
Minus one multiplied by plus one
Gives the minus one.
Bad words and deeds like minus
Kill good words and deeds.
06.06.2011 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of M3I1N1U1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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