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mi•nus



Pronunciation: (mī'nus), [key]
prep.
1. less by the subtraction of; decreased by: Ten minus six is four.
2. lacking or without: a book minus its title page.

adj.
1. involving or noting subtraction.
2. algebraically negative: a minus quantity.
3. less than; just below in quality: to get a C minus on a test.
4. Informal.having negative qualities or characteristics; inferior.
5. Mycol.(in heterothallic fungi) designating, in the absence of morphological differentiation, one of the two strains of mycelia that unite in the sexual process.

n.
1. See minus sign.
2. a minus quantity.
3. a deficiency or loss.
4. Informal.a person or thing with no apparent abilities, usefulness, etc.: The last applicant was a definite minus.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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