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## minus sign

### noun

The symbol −, indicating subtraction or a negative value.

*‘A plus sign indicates repeat additions and a minus sign indicates repeat deletions, virtually all of which occurred in the variable region.’**‘After coming up with the list, he analyzed opportunities by placing up to two plus signs or two minus signs next to each characteristic.’**‘The plus sign (+) denotes amplification and the minus sign (-) indicates no amplification.’**‘One day he painted a plus sign and a minus sign on Karan's bathroom mirror.’**‘In this case, the plus sign gives an extraneous result, and the minus sign is the one that gives the right conclusion.’**‘He ignored the minus signs, thereby taking the absolute value of the terms.’**‘Use minus signs to indicate south and west.’**‘The opposite movement is achieved by placing a minus sign before the value.’**‘In this case, the mathematical model has a minus sign, whenever time appears twice.’**‘A minus sign in the result window indicates a negative result.’**‘Properties following a plus sign are checked; those following a minus sign are ignored.’**‘When an error was made, a minus sign was displayed instead of a plus sign.’**‘Although this represents a negative number, it is not written with a minus sign.’**‘Yet it all seemed for naught, ancient stock-market quotations or chalked messages on hoardings of the last century, with plus and minus signs featured prominently.’**‘You can browse the menus just by clicking on the plus and minus signs on the Tweak Tree, or in much the same way you do a in a web browser by using the back and forward buttons on the menu bar.’**‘The charges are shown by the plus and minus signs.’**‘A plus sign (+) means the real thickness is greater than the number posted, while a minus sign (-) means the real thickness is less the number posted.’**‘The reason for the minus sign in Shannon's formula is that the p's here are probabilities, positive quantities between 0 and 1, whose logs are therefore all negative.’**‘The minus sign (-) designates those who were not acceptable.’**‘Undetected genes are labeled with a minus sign.’*

**Pronunciation**

**minus sign**

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