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minus in School topic

minusminus3 adjective  1 [only before noun] British English used to talk about a disadvantage of a thing or situation opp plus ‘Any minus points?’ ‘Well, the engine is rather noisy.’ On the minus side, there is no free back-up service if things go wrong.2 less than zero – used especially when talking about temperatures At night temperatures sometimes fall to minus 30°. a minus quantity3 A minus/B minus etc
Examples from the Corpus
minusThe temperature dropped to almost minus 40.a trade deficit of minus £4bnminus pointsSelf-assessment First sit down and make a list of your plus and minus points.All colours have their plus and minus points and there are times when a particular colour is best.