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  1. (mathematics) A minus sign. "minus"
    8 − 3 = 5
  2. (mathematics) negative sign. "negative", "minus", "the opposite of"
    −(−5) = 5
  3. (mathematics) set-theoretic complement. "minus", "without".
    {1,2,4} − {1,3,4} = {2}

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Usage notes

  • In computer programming, only the hyphen is used to indicate mathematical subtraction or as a uniary indicator. This typography symbol, falling outside of the seven-bit ASCII code set, is used in programming only to generate complier errors and warnings.

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