minus

US: /ˈmaɪnəs/

UK: /mˈaɪnəs/

UK: /mˈaɪnəs/

### English Vietnamese dictionary

*minus /'mainəs/*

*danh từ***trừ****7 minus 3 (equal to) 4**: 4 trừ 3 còn 4

**(thông tục) thiếu, mất, không còn**

*tính từ***trừ****the minus sign**: dấu trừ

**âm****minus charge**: (vật lý) điện tích âm

*danh từ***(toán học) dấu trừ**

**số âm**

### Advanced English dictionary

preposition, noun, adjective

+

*preposition*1 used when you SUBTRACT one number or thing from another one: Seven minus three is four (7 - 3 = 4). + the former Soviet Union, minus the Baltic republics and Georgia

2 used to express temperature below zero degrees: It was minus ten. + The temperature dropped to minus 28 degrees centigrade (-28?C).

3 (informal) without sth that was there before: We're going to be minus a car for a while. + The group found itself minus a bass player.

**Antonym: PLUS**

**Idioms**see PLUS prep.+

*noun*1 (also minus sign) The symbol (-), used in mathematics

2 (informal) a negative quality; a disadvantage: Let's consider the pluses and minuses of changing the system.

**Antonym: PLUS**

+

*adjective*1 (mathematics) lower than zero: a minus figure / number

2 making sth seem negative and less attractive or good: What are the car's minus points (= the disadvantages)? + On the minus side rented property is expensive and difficult to find.

3

**[not before noun]**(used in a system of marks / grades) slightly lower than the mark/grade A, B, etc: I got (a) B minus (B-) in the test.

**Antonym: PLUS**

### Concise English dictionary

minuses'maɪnəs

noun

+an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated

adj.

+on the negative side or lower end of a scale

+involving disadvantage or harm