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Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(USA).

1 (Bonds) A trading convention for quoting the prices of securities. US treasuries are normally quoted in 32nd fractions of a point (1/32%). To quote a bid or...

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Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 23 words.

plus-minus more or less; roughly. South African 1992 Weekend Post He expected ‘plus-minus’ 1000 files would eventually be forwarded for

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Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics.

Addition. So 3+5 means add 3 and 5, but is normally read as ‘3 plus 5’.

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Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 207 words.

is used primarily as the oral equivalent of the arithmetical sign + (Three plus four is seven). In

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in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 24 words.

bus, buss, concuss, cuss, fuss, Gus, huss, muss, plus, pus, Russ, sus, suss, thus, truss, us • trolleybus

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in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 24 words.

bus, buss, concuss, cuss, fuss, Gus, huss, muss, plus, pus, Russ, sus, suss, thus, truss, us • trolleybus

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Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 206 words.

is used primarily as the oral equivalent of the arithmetical sign + (Three plus four is seven). In

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Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 21 words.

verbal rendering of the sign + XVI; with the addition of XVII; (electr.) positive(ly) XVIII. — L. plūs more, earlier

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Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pure Mathematics. 17 words.

Addition. So 3+5 means add 3 and 5, but is normally read as ‘3 plus 5’.

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Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pure Mathematics. 17 words.

Addition. So 3+5 means add 3 and 5, but is normally read as ‘3 plus 5’.

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Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 51 words.

[M16th]

This is an English use of a Latin word meaning literally ‘more’. The garment plus fours (1920s) associated with

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Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 314 words.

First adopted in the 17c. from Latin plus ‘more’ and used as a quasi-preposition, i.e. in a manner that did not exist in Latin. To begin with, and still primarily, it was used in English as...

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plus n.

Bryan A. Garner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

January 2000; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 9 words.

forms the plural pluses—preferably not plusses.

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plus tick

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(USA).

A transaction which is at a higher price than the previous one (cf. plus). See up-tick.

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Bad Plus

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 457 words.

Formed in 2000, the origins of the Bad Plus predate this by many years. In 1984, drummer David King (b.

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Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 15 words.

, forms the plural pluses in AmE and BrE alike—preferably not ✳plusses.

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Bad Plus

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Formed in 2000, the origins of the Bad Plus predate this by many years. In 1984, drummer David King (b. 8 June 1970, Minnesota, USA) heard bass player Reid Anderson ...

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plus end

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

The end of a microtubule or actin filament at which addition of monomers occurs most readily; the ‘fast‐growing’ end of a microtubule or actin filament. The plus end of an actin filament is...

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English Plus

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 48 words.

A pressure group formed in the US in 1985 to promote bilingualism and counter the drive by US English for an amendment to the constitution, making English the official language of the...

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Eleven Plus

Overview page. Subjects: Education.

A test or examination once commonly taken by pupils at the age of 11 to determine their progression route into secondary education. Administered by local authorities, the Eleven Plus could...

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Citizens Plus

Miranda Johnson.

in The Land Is Our History

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 8223 words.

Chapter 1 describes the emergence of indigenous activism on the new mining frontiers of Australia and Canada in the late 1960s. It draws connections between urban and remote communities as...

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