mi·nus /ˈmaɪnəs/ 形容詞
Mi·nus a. 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.
adj 1: on the negative side or lower end of a scale; "minus 5
degrees"; "a grade of B minus" [ant: plus]
2: involving disadvantage or harm; "minus (or negative)
factors" [syn: negative]
n : an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two
numbers is calculated; "the subtraction of three from
four leaves one"; "four minus three equals one" [syn: subtraction]