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minus

US [ˈmaɪnəs]
UK ['maɪnəs]
  • prep.减;减去;零下;无
  • n.减号;负号;负值;缺点
  • adj.小于零的;负的;负面的;使显得有欠缺的
  • Web负数;减去的
Plural Form:minuses  
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prep.
1.
减;减去used when you subtract(= take away) one number or thing from another one
Seven minus three is four (7 – 3 = 4).
七减去三等于四。
the former Soviet Union, minus the Baltic republics and Georgia
前苏联,不包括波罗的海诸共和国及格鲁吉亚
2.
零下used to express temperature below zero degrees
It was minus ten.
气温为零下十度。
The temperature dropped to minus 28 degrees centigrade (–28˚C).
气温降到零下 28 摄氏度。
3.
(informal)
无,欠缺(曾经有过的东西)without sth that was there before
We're going to be minus a car for a while.
我们要过一段没有车的日子。
n.
1.
减号;负号The symbol (–), used in mathematics
2.
(informal)
负值;缺点a negative quality; a disadvantage
Let's consider the pluses and minuses of changing the system.
我们来考虑一下改变系统的利弊吧。
adj.
1.
小于零的;负的lower than zero
a minus figure/number
负数
2.
负面的;使显得有欠缺的making sth seem negative and less attractive or good
What are the car's minus points(= the disadvantages) ?
这车的缺点是什么?
On the minus side , rented property is expensive and difficult to find.
不利因素是租房又贵又不好找。
3.
[nbn]
略低于 A (或 B 等)slightly lower than the mark/grade A, B, etc.
I got (a) B minus (B–) in the test.
这次考试我得了个 B–。

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