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The symbol −, indicating subtraction or a negative value.
‘The minus sign (-) designates those who were not acceptable.’
‘He ignored the minus signs, thereby taking the absolute value of the terms.’
‘In this case, the mathematical model has a minus sign, whenever time appears twice.’
‘A minus sign in the result window indicates a negative result.’
‘Properties following a plus sign are checked; those following a minus sign are ignored.’
‘One day he painted a plus sign and a minus sign on Karan's bathroom mirror.’
‘After coming up with the list, he analyzed opportunities by placing up to two plus signs or two minus signs next to each characteristic.’
‘When an error was made, a minus sign was displayed instead of a plus sign.’
‘The reason for the minus sign in Shannon's formula is that the p's here are probabilities, positive quantities between 0 and 1, whose logs are therefore all negative.’
‘Undetected genes are labeled with a minus sign.’
‘The charges are shown by the plus and minus signs.’
‘In this case, the plus sign gives an extraneous result, and the minus sign is the one that gives the right conclusion.’
‘You can browse the menus just by clicking on the plus and minus signs on the Tweak Tree, or in much the same way you do a in a web browser by using the back and forward buttons on the menu bar.’
‘The opposite movement is achieved by placing a minus sign before the value.’
‘Use minus signs to indicate south and west.’
‘Although this represents a negative number, it is not written with a minus sign.’
‘Yet it all seemed for naught, ancient stock-market quotations or chalked messages on hoardings of the last century, with plus and minus signs featured prominently.’
‘The plus sign (+) denotes amplification and the minus sign (-) indicates no amplification.’
‘A plus sign indicates repeat additions and a minus sign indicates repeat deletions, virtually all of which occurred in the variable region.’
‘A plus sign (+) means the real thickness is greater than the number posted, while a minus sign (-) means the real thickness is less the number posted.’