English adjective: minus
|1.||minus on the negative side or lower end of a scale|
|Samples||Minus 5 degrees.|
A grade of B minus.
|2.||minus involving disadvantage or harm|
|Samples||Minus (or negative) factors.|
English noun: minus
|1.||minus (act) an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated|
|Samples||The subtraction of three from four leaves one.|
Four minus three equals one.
|Broader (hypernym)||arithmetic operation|