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plus or minus

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishplus or minusplus or minusused to say that a number may be more or less by a certain amount There may be a variation of plus or minus 5% in the prices that are quoted. plus
Examples from the Corpus
plus or minusThe margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.Total return is interest earnings plus or minus any change in principal value.Dealings take place at the price quoted plus or minus days' accrued interest.The margin of error is plus or minus one percent.It is consistent to within a value of plus or minus one, which is quite acceptable for a rough bound.Typical instructions in this class increment or decrement an accumulator; here the implied value is plus or minus one.
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