# Definitions and Synonyms of *minus* | Another word for *minus* | What is *minus? *

*Definition 1: an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated - [noun denoting act]*

*Samples where minus or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*the subtraction of three from four leaves one**four minus three equals one*

*Synonyms for minus in the sense of this definition*

*(**minus* is a kind of ...) a mathematical operation involving numbers

*minus*is a kind of ...) a mathematical operation involving numbers

*Definition 2: on the negative side or lower end of a scale - [adjective denoting all]*

*Samples where minus or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*minus 5 degrees**a grade of B minus*

*(**minus* is similar to ...) less than zero

*minus*is similar to ...) less than zero

*"a negative number"**Definition 3: involving disadvantage or harm - [adjective satellite denoting all]*

*Samples where minus or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*minus (or negative) factors*

*Synonyms for minus in the sense of this definition*

*(**minus* is similar to ...) involving or creating circumstances detrimental to success or effectiveness

*minus*is similar to ...) involving or creating circumstances detrimental to success or effectiveness

*"a disadvantageous outcome"**"a well-known study from the 1970's showed that gender stereotyping placed women in a disadvantageous position"**"made an unfavorable impression"*

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