1. [ conjunction ] coordinating conjunction, denoting substraction
2. [ adjective ] involving disadvantage or harm
Synonyms: negative

"minus (or negative) factors"

Related terms: disadvantageous
3. [ pronoun ] preposition
Synonyms: without
4. [ adjective ] on the negative side or lower end of a scale

"minus 5 degrees" "a grade of B minus"

Related terms: plus negative
5. [ noun ] (mathematics) an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated
Synonyms: subtraction

"the subtraction of three from four leaves one" "four minus three equals one"

Related terms: arithmetic_operation subtract
Similar spelling:   Minns