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adjective as in diminished

adjective as in on the negative side

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On some level, this explains how Turner finished that game as a plus-15 in plus-minus without having monster box-score stats.

Predicted capacity in 2030 is based on how many new plants are in the pipeline minus those that will be retired by 2030 as well as those that the study predicts are likely to fail.

If you got a 90 percent on a math test instead of a 93 percent, you would still get an “A,” or at least an “A-minus.”

Satellite speakers produce the entire range of audio, minus the bass.

We’ve built 30 plus or minus high-rises between Hoboken, Jersey City, Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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Normally, 434 members (minus Michael Grimm who resigned) would vote for Speaker.

Which prompts the question: In a GOP field minus Portman, what role will same-sex marriage play?

After all, 2009 was miserable: minus 798,000, minus 701,000, minus 826,000, and so on.

Refuge Recovery is a lot like an AA meeting minus mentions of Him, God, or a higher Power.

Molly holds the reputation of being an unadulterated drug—Ecstasy minus any and all substances used to cut it.

And she emptied her pockets of all the letters, minus the envelopes, that Fleurette had written.

Mrs. Biggs opened her window cautiously, and thrust out her head, minus her false hair, and enveloped in a cotton nightcap.

The massive shoulders that started minus courtesy of neck from right beneath his double chin.

Susie Billings, minus her khaki and cartridges, looked the picture of demureness in white muslin and baby-blue ribbons.

Now one is obliged to ask, why minus multiplied by minus must give any product at all?


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to minus, such as: less, negative, deficient, short of, smaller, and subtracting.

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