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The "a" was misplaced, the "W" minus its lower right-hand corner.

Temperature: minus two hundred and twenty degrees Fahrenheit.

In 1783 he died the death of Diogenes, minus the wit of the cynic.

O'Mally handed him the exact amount, minus the lira for the button.

It is also called a "minus" glass, while the magnifying glass is called a "plus" glass.

Some were minus pieces of their ears, which had been shot off in battle.

He found that he was minus about one hundred thousand pounds.

We cannot now be of two minus as to the righteousness of such democratization.

The voice was a monotone, minus expression, almost minus life.

The rule is that the tenon should be one-half the width of the rail, minus the groove.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "with subtraction of," from Latin minus "less," neuter of minor "smaller," from PIE *mi-nu-, suffixed form of root *mei- "small" (cf. Latin minuere "to diminish, reduce, lessen," Greek meion "less, smaller," Old English minsian "to diminish," Sanskrit miyate "diminishes, declines," Russian men'she "less").

Mathematical use in expressions of calculation did not exist in the word in classical Latin and is probably from North Sea medieval commercial usage of Latin plus and minus to indicate surplus or deficiency of weight or measure. Origin of the "minus sign" is disputed.

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