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The symbol −, indicating subtraction or a negative value.
‘The opposite movement is achieved by placing a minus sign before the value.’
‘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.’
‘When an error was made, a minus sign was displayed instead of a plus sign.’
‘One day he painted a plus sign and a minus sign on Karan's bathroom mirror.’
‘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.’
‘Use minus signs to indicate south and west.’
‘The charges are shown by the plus and minus signs.’
‘A plus sign indicates repeat additions and a minus sign indicates repeat deletions, virtually all of which occurred in the variable region.’
‘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.’
‘A minus sign in the result window indicates a negative result.’
‘Although this represents a negative number, it is not written with a minus sign.’
‘The plus sign (+) denotes amplification and the minus sign (-) indicates no amplification.’
‘In this case, the plus sign gives an extraneous result, and the minus sign is the one that gives the right conclusion.’
‘Properties following a plus sign are checked; those following a minus sign are ignored.’
‘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.’
‘He ignored the minus signs, thereby taking the absolute value of the terms.’
‘The minus sign (-) designates those who were not acceptable.’
‘Undetected genes are labeled with a minus sign.’
‘In this case, the mathematical model has a minus sign, whenever time appears twice.’
‘After coming up with the list, he analyzed opportunities by placing up to two plus signs or two minus signs next to each characteristic.’