**Mi"nus** (?), a. [L. See Minor, and cf. Mis- pref. from the French.] Math.

Less; requiring to be subtracted; negative; as, a **minus** quantity.

Minus sign Math., the sign [-] denoting *minus , or less, prefixed to negative quantities, or quantities to be subtracted. See Negative sign, under Negative.
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