pluses, plusses (plural)
1) CONJ-COORD You say plus to show that one number or quantity is being added to another.

Send a cheque for ₤18.99 plus ₤2 for postage and packing...

They will pay about $673 million plus interest.

2) ADJ: ADJ amount Plus before a number or quantity means that the number or quantity is greater than zero.
plus or minussee minus

The aircraft was subjected to temperatures of minus 65 degrees and plus 120 degrees.

3) CONJ-COORD You can use plus when mentioning an additional item or fact. [INFORMAL]

There's easily enough room for two adults and three children, plus a dog in the boot...

We had to have an actor who could generate real empathy. Plus he had to carry the audience through a lot of plot.

4) ADJ: amount ADJ You use plus after a number or quantity to indicate that the actual number or quantity is greater than the one mentioned.

There are only 35 staff to serve 30,000-plus customers...

Among the guests were 16 high-flying executives, all on salaries of ₤50,000 a year plus.

5) Teachers use plus in grading work in schools and colleges. `B plus' is a better grade than `B', but it is not as good as `A'.
6) N-COUNT A plus is an advantage or benefit. [INFORMAL]

Experience of any career in sales is a big plus...

There are plenty of plus points about being an older first-time mum.

drawback, minus

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