Plus + and Minus –

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The plus and minus signs ( + and  ) are mathematical symbols used to represent positive and negative concepts, as well as addition and subtraction operations. Their use has been extended to many other, more or less analogous, meanings. Plus and minus are Latin terms meaning „more” and „less” respectively.

Plus sign

The minus sign (+) is a mathematical sign used:

  • to indicate that a given value may be positive.

Minus sign

The minus sign (-) is a mathematical sign used:

  • to indicate that a given value may be negative.