Dealers in government bonds normally give price quotes in 32nds. To quote a bid or offer in 64ths, they use pluses; a dealer who bids 4+ is bidding the handle plus 4/32 + 1/64, which equals the handle plus 9/64. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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I. plus plus 1 [plʌs] preposition
1. used when one amount or number is added to another:

• Weekend calls cost a $1 base fee, plus $1 a minute.

• His salary is £30,000 a year, plus bonuses.

2. used when giving the second reason for something:

• Cost-cutting, plus strong sales, enabled the company to break even.

3. plus or minus used to say that a number may be more or less by a certain amount:

• The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.

  [m0] II. plus plus 2 noun [countable]
an advantage or good feature of something:

• One of the pluses of the job is having really supportive colleagues.

• A huge plus factor is the central location of the hotel.

  [m0] III. plus plus 3 adjective
1. 50/​100 etc plus more than 50, 100 etc:

• Some waterside apartments are selling at £250,000 plus.

• the 80-plus employees of his television company

2. plus tick FINANCE on a stockmarket, if shares are sold on a plus tick, they are sold at a higher price than their previous one:

• He traded near the close of the day on either a plus tick or a zero-plus tick (= where the price is unchanged ) .

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plus UK US /plʌs/ preposition
used to say that one amount or number is being added to another: »

The apartment costs $900 a month, plus $100 for the parking space.


You will get twenty-five days paid leave per year, plus bank holidays.


He will be asked to repay the damages and costs awarded plus interest.

and also: »

Most campsites have shower facilities, plus a small store and cafe where you can stock up on supplies.

Compare MINUS(Cf. minus)
plus or minus sth — Cf. plus or minus sth
plus UK US /plʌs/ noun [C]
(plural plusses, or pluses) an advantage or a good feature: »

Choice and control are two of the big pluses of their consumer-directed plan.

(also plus sign) the + sign, written between two numbers to show that they should be added together
Compare MINUS(Cf. ↑ minus)
plus UK US /plʌs/ adjective
[after noun] more than the number or amount stated: »

Those cars cost £15,000 plus.

[before noun] used to show that something is an advantage or a good feature: a plus factor/point »

US ski resorts have plenty of big plus points, such as reliable natural snow and some of the best ski schools in the world.


On the plus side, sales are picking up and it is also debt-free at last.

Compare MINUS(Cf. ↑ minus)

Financial and business terms. 2012.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • plus — plus …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • plus — [ plys ] adv. • 980; mot lat. « une grande quantité » ♦ Mot servant de comparatif à beaucoup et entrant dans la formation des comparatifs de supériorité et dans celle du superlatif relatif de supériorité. I ♦ (Compar.; cf. aussi III) A ♦… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • plus — PLUS. adv. de comparaison. Davantage. J ay plus d interest à cela qu un autre. Personne n y a plus d interest que luy. il est plus content qu un Roy. il travaille plus que personne. il est à qui plus luy donne. il va où il y a plus à gagner. qui… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • plus — Plus, Magis. Plus ou moins, Peu plus, peu moins, Plus minus. Je l aime plus que moy, Ante me illum diligo. Beaucoup plus, Multo magis. Plus que tous les autres, Singulariter, Praeter alios. Il a estudié plus que tous les autres és lettres… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • plus — [plus] prep. [L, more < IE * plēyos, compar. of * pelu , much < base * pel > FULL1] 1. added to [2 plus 2 equals 4] 2. increased by; in addition to [salary plus bonus] 3. Informal with the addition of [he returned wiser and plus $300] …   English World dictionary

  • plus — /plus/, prep. 1. more by the addition of; increased by: ten plus two is twelve. 2. with the addition of; with: He had wealth plus fame. adj. 3. involving or noting addition. 4. positive: a plus quantity. 5. more (by a certain amount). 6. Elect.… …   Universalium

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  • pluş — PLUŞ, pluşuri, s.n. Ţesătură de bumbac, de lână, de păr de capră etc. mai groasă decât catifeaua şi cu părul mai lung decât al acesteia, care se întrebuinţează mai ales în tapiţerie. ♦ (La pl.) Varietăţi de pluş. – Din germ. Plüsch, fr. p(e)luche …   Dicționar Român

  • Plus — may refer to:* Plus sign, a mathematical sign * PLUS, a banking network * PLUS Markets, a small stock exchange in London, UK * North South Expressway, Malaysia ( ms. Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan) **PLUS Expressway Berhad, concessionaire of the… …   Wikipedia

  • plus — is used primarily as the oral equivalent of the arithmetical sign + (Three plus four is seven). In the 20c it went from strength to strength as a quasi preposition with the meaning ‘with the addition of, and also’ (e.g. • A cup of Epp s cocoa and …   Modern English usage

  • PLUS — (также известный как Visa PLUS)  это межбанковская сеть, охватывающая дебетные, кредитные и предоплаченные карты VISA, а также банковские карты, выданные различными банками по всему миру. В настоящий момент, во всем мире существует более… …   Википедия

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