Share this entry

minus
British English: /ˈmʌɪnəs/
American English: /ˈmaɪnəs/

Translation of minus in French:

noun

  • 1 (Mathematics) two minuses make a plus
    moins par moins égale plus
  • 2 (drawback) it has its pluses and minuses
    cela a ses avantages et ses inconvénients

adjective

  • 2
    (factor, point)
    on the minus side…
    pour ce qui est des inconvénients…
  • 3 (School, University)B minus
    B moins

preposition

  • 1 (Mathematics) what is 20 minus 8?
    combien font 20 moins 8?
    it is minus 15 (degrees)
    il fait moins 15 (degrés)
  • 2 [humorous] (without) he woke up minus his passport
    quand il s'est réveillé il n'avait plus son passeport
    he's minus a tooth/a finger
    il a une dent/un doigt en moins

Definition of minus in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day coiffeur
    Pronunciation: kwäˈfər
    noun
    a hairdresser