The symbol (-) that precedes the change figure in a stock table to indicate a closing sale lower than that of the previous day. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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I. minus mi‧nus 1 [ˈmaɪnəs] preposition
used to show that you are taking one number or quantity from another; = LESS:

• Net income is gross income minus income tax and National Insurance.

  [m0] II. minus minus 2 \Added to match 'plus'. noun [countable]
a disadvantage or bad feature of something:

• What are the pluses and minuses of practicing law in the private sector?

• The car's only minus point is that the engine is rather noisy.

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minus UK US /ˈmaɪnəs/ preposition
reduced by a particular number or amount: »

The cost is £1500 minus the deposit of £150 that you have already paid.


Book value is simply the value of a company's assets minus its debts.

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minus UK US /ˈmaɪnəs/ adjective
[before noun] used to show that an amount is less than zero: »

temperatures of minus 10 degrees Celsius

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used to show that something is a disadvantage or bad feature: »

One of the minus points of working from home is the lack of social contact with colleagues.


On the minus side, changes to the handling of software orders could cause delays.

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minus UK US /ˈmaɪnəs/ noun [C]
a disadvantage or bad feature: »

Length of service with a company can be seen as a plus or a minus.

(also minus sign) the - sign, written in front of a number to show that it has a value of less than 0: »

The directors will not be happy as long as the figures start with a minus.


In your search text, put a minus in front of words that you do not want to be in the document.

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