Less than zero.

(Positive means more than zero. Zero is neither negative nor positive.)

A negative number is written with a minus sign in front

Example: −5 is negative five.

Negative is sometimes abbreviated "−ve"

(Positive means more than zero. Zero is neither negative nor positive.)

A negative number is written with a minus sign in front

Example: −5 is negative five.

Negative is sometimes abbreviated "−ve"