Math Definitions - Letter M


Definition of Minus

Definition of Minus

There are two possible meanings of minus

  1. Subtract (take away): e.g. \(7\) minus \(4\) is \(3\) (written \(7 - 4 = 3\)).
  2. A negative number: e.g. "minus \(15\) degrees" means \(15\) degrees below zero. In other words, it's very cold, and time to wear lots of thick clothes.


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter M

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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