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v. sub·tract·ed, sub·tract·ing, sub·tracts
To take away; deduct.
To perform the arithmetic operation of subtraction.

[Latin subtrahere, subtract- : sub-, sub- + trahere, to draw.]

sub·tract′er n.
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Noun1.subtracter - a person who subtracts numbers
calculator, estimator, figurer, reckoner, computer - an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
2.subtracter - a machine that subtracts numbers
calculating machine, calculator - a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations
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