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negative sign

Minus sign (−) used in subtraction to denote something that is below zero or to indicate a lack.
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For example, a negative sign in front of the radical (or log or sine function) causes the functions to shift downward, while a negative sign inside the radical (or log function) represents a reflection over in the y axis.
One expects a positive relationship between real prices paid and the amount of diversity found in the crop (a negative sign).
On the other hand, more snow might reduce travel if drivers wait until the roads are cleared, which makes a negative sign plausible.
All the variables are statistically significant; the first variable of interest is income inequality which has negative sign which means that an increase in income inequality will reduce saving.
Although a negative sign for the consolidation, this could mean still mean there would still remain three operators to the market.
Therefore, the trend in the real 10-yr rate is a negative sign for future automotive spending.
He branded it negative sign for the country and nation and hoped the concerned department will take drastic steps for improvement.
And no matter what anyone says, some financial organisations view payday loans as a negative sign when considering your credit applications.
She said the "so-called" elections in eastern Ukraine Sunday, which Moscow has praised, "were a very negative sign," and that "the situation on the ground is extremely negative, with people dying yesterday."
People who can't stand negotiating seem to interpret arousal as a negative sign of nervousness, and physiological arousal therefore has a detrimental effect on their performance.
The slow government response to deal with aggravating energy shortages is also spoiling not only the local investment scenario but also sending a very negative sign to potential foreign investors.
This is a negative sign about the banking economy in the UAE as this ratio is more than 116 per cent and the normal ratio should be 50-60 for corporate and between 60-70 for governments," said an economist who declined to be named.