noun. ['ˈmaɪnəs'] an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated.
- arithmetic operation
Words that Rhyme with Minus
How do you pronounce minus?
Pronounce minus as ˈmaɪnəs.
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Example sentences of the word minus
1. Noun, singular or mass
An outdoor thermometer may only show the subset of temperatures from minus 40 to plus 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Verb, 3rd person singular present
The same models are still sold in the U.S., minus the Neptune moniker, and can be stacked.
3. Coordinating conjunction
Insert the hole saw minus the pilot bit into the drill.
4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The income statement of a merchandising or manufacturing company sets gross profit equal to sales revenues minus COGS.
Quotes containing the word minus
1. If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
- Joan Powers, Pooh's Little Instruction Book
2. Okay, sense of humor: plus one. Being able to laugh at yourself: plus one. Being able to laugh at other people without being mean: plus one. Vanity: minus one.
- Katie Aselton
3. Of all the crap, crap, crappy nights I've ever had in the whole of my crap life. On a scale of one to 10, we're talking...a minus 6. And it's not like I even have very high standards.
- Sophie Kinsella
adjective. ['ˈmaɪnəs'] involving disadvantage or harm.
adjective. ['ˈmaɪnəs'] on the negative side or lower end of a scale.