# Synonyms for minus

## Synonyms for (noun) **minus**

**Synonyms:** subtraction, minus

**Definition:** an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated

**Usage:** *the subtraction of three from four leaves one; four minus three equals one*

**Similar words:** arithmetic operation

**Definition:** a mathematical operation involving numbers

## Synonyms for (adjective) **minus**

**Definition:** involving disadvantage or harm

**Usage:** *minus (or negative) factors*

**Similar words:** disadvantageous

**Definition:** constituting a disadvantage

**Synonyms:** minus

**Definition:** on the negative side or lower end of a scale

**Usage:** *minus 5 degrees; a grade of B minus*