minus

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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
preposition
1. (mathematics)
a. menos
Ten minus three equals seven.Diez menos tres es igual a siete.
2. (without)
a. sin
She arrived in New York minus her luggage.Llegó a Nueva York sin su equipaje.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (negative)
a. negativo
Subtracting ten from seven equals minus three.Restar diez de siete es igual a negativo tres.
b. bajo cero
It was minus 50 one day on our trip to Alaska.Hizo 50 grados bajo cero un día en nuestra excursión a Alaska.
4. (disadvantageous)
a. negativo
We won the baseball game! On the minus side, it took 14 hours.¡Ganamos el partido de béisbol! La parte negativa fue que duró 14 horas.
5. (relating to grades)
a. bajo
Erin got an A minus in anatomy.Erin logró una A baja en anatomía.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
6. (sign)
a. el signo menos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The minus goes before the number to indicate that it's a negative.El signo menos va antes del número para indicar que es un negativo.
b. el menos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Write the minus or plus in each equation.Escribe el menos o más en cada ecuación.
c. el signo de menos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
That's a minus, not a division sign.Ese es un signo de menos, no un signo de división.
7. (disadvantage)
a. la desventaja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The beach here is lovely. The only minus is the large number of mosquitos.La playa aquí está linda. Lo único negativo es el gran número de mosquitos.
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minus
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (sign)
a. el (signo m) menos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (negative aspect)
a. el desventaja f, punto negativo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (quantity, number)
a. negativo(a)
4. (school)
a.
B minusnotable bajo
the minus sidela parte negativa
minus signsigno menos
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
preposition
5. (general)
a.
ten minus eight leaves twodiez menos ocho igual a dos
it's minus 12 degreeshace 12 grados bajo cero
he managed to escape, but minus his luggageconsiguió escapar, pero sin el equipaje
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minus [ˈmaɪnəs]
preposition
1 menos
nine minus six nueve menos seis
2 (without, deprived of) sin
he appeared minus his trousers apareció sin pantalón
adjective
[+number] negativo
it's minus 20 outside fuera hace una temperatura de 20 bajo cero; I got a B minus for my French me pusieron un notable bajo en francés
noun
(sign) signo (m) menos; (amount) cantidad (f) negativa;
modifier
minus sign (n) signo (m) menos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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