minus

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • minus — minus …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • minus — [ minys ] ou minus habens [ minysabɛ̃s ] n. • 1836 minus habens; 1833 minus habentes plur.; lat. « ayant moins » ♦ Fam. Individu incapable ou peu intelligent. Elle « traitait Paul comme un minus habens » (Cocteau). Une, des minus. ⇒ crétin,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Mínus — Origin Iceland Genres Noise Rock Hardcore Alternative Rock Post hardcore Years active 1998–present Labels …   Wikipedia

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  • minus — ► PREPOSITION 1) with the subtraction of. 2) (of temperature) falling below zero by: minus 40° centigrade. 3) informal lacking: he was minus a finger. ► ADJECTIVE 1) (before a number) below zero; negative. 2) (after a grade) slightly below: C… …   English terms dictionary

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