# What does the minus symbol mean?

## What does the minus symbol mean?

subtraction
: a sign − used in mathematics to indicate subtraction (as in 8−6=2) or a negative quantity (as in −10°)

What is the Alt code for minus?

Minus Sign Symbols

Minus Sign Symbol Minus Sign Name Decimal
Subscript Minus
Minus Sign −;
Minus-or-plus Sign
Set Minus

Who invented minus sign?

Johannes Widmann

Symbol Name First author to use
minus sign Johannes Widmann
radical symbol (for square root) Christoff Rudolff
(…) parentheses (for precedence grouping) Michael Stifel
Niccolò Tartaglia

### Is the sign of minus?

noun Arithmetic. the symbol (−) denoting subtraction or a negative quantity.

Who invented minus symbol?

Symbol Name First author to use
+ plus sign Nicole Oresme
minus sign Johannes Widmann
radical symbol (for square root) Christoff Rudolff
(…) parentheses (for precedence grouping) Michael Stifel

What is the symbol of difference?

∆ delta
Algebra symbols

Symbol Symbol Name Meaning / definition
delta change / difference
discriminant Δ = b2 – 4ac
sigma summation – sum of all values in range of series
∑∑ sigma double summation

## Who invented the minus sign?

How do you type minus squared?

Using Alt or Decimal Code Hold one of alt keys and then type the numbers using number pad. For example, Alt + 10062 will produce the negative squared cross mark symbol as ❎.

How do you write minus in HTML?

Minus Sign

1. UNICODE. U+02212.
2. HEX CODE. −
3. HTML CODE. −
4. HTML ENTITY. −
5. CSS CODE. \2212. − content: “\2212”;