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An example use of minus in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… decile is an a-minus but it's only 15% …”
Minus means a number that is subtracted from a larger number.
the word minus occurs in english on average 8.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that minus can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;