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minus sign

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Noun

Singular
minus sign

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  1. (mathematics) The symbol or - used to denote the operation of subtraction and to indicate that a number is negative.

Usage notes

  • Often in typography (and always in computer programming), the hyphen (-) is used instead of the minus sign (−); in many fonts, the symbols are barely distinguishable or not at all (although the difference is clear in Times Roman). Careful typographers use the minus sign instead of the hyphen.

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