# Plus and minus signs

The **plus and minus signs**, + and −, are mathematical symbols used to represent the notions of positive and negative, respectively. In addition, + represents the operation of addition, which results in a sum, while − represents subtraction, resulting in a difference.[1][2] Their use has been extended to many other meanings, more or less analogous. *Plus* and *minus* are Latin terms meaning "more" and "less", respectively.

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In Unicode | U+002B + PLUS SIGN (HTML `+` · `+` ) U+2212 − MINUS SIGN (HTML `−` · `−` ) |

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See also | U+00B1 ± PLUS-MINUS SIGN U+2213 ∓ MINUS-OR-PLUS SIGN U+2052 ⁒ COMMERCIAL MINUS SIGN |

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Different from | U+002D - HYPHEN-MINUS U+2010 ‐ HYPHEN (many) - Dash |