how to pronounce minus


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the above transcription of minus is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

minus is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of minus in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… the budget minus what they received back …”

meaning of minus

Minus means a number that is subtracted from a larger number.

minus frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word minus occurs in english on average 18.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics minus can be related to

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;

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