# - facts for kids

**-** is a symbol that can be called:

- a dash, used in writing to show a pause or to explain something
- a minus sign, used in mathematics to write a subtraction sum, or put just before a number to show that it is a negative number.
- a hyphen, used in writing to show two words written as one or used at the end of a line to show that it is broken between two lines and continued in the next one.

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