# subtraction

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## sub·trac·tion

(səb-trăk′shən)*n.*

**1.**The act or process of subtracting; deduction.

**2.**The arithmetic operation of finding the difference between two quantities or numbers.

## subtraction

(səbˈtrækʃən)*n*

**1.**(Mathematics) the act or process of subtracting

**2.**(Mathematics) a mathematical operation in which the difference between two numbers or quantities is calculated. Usually indicated by the symbol (–)

## sub•trac•tion

(səbˈtræk ʃən)*n.*

**1.**an act or instance of subtracting.

**2.**the operation or process of finding the difference between two numbers or quantities, denoted by a minus sign (−).

## sub·trac·tion

(səb-trăk′shən) The act, process, or operation of subtracting one number or quantity from another to compute their difference.

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Noun | 1. | subtraction - an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated; "the subtraction of three from four leaves one"; "four minus three equals one"arithmetic operation - a mathematical operation involving numbers |

2. | subtraction - the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"bite - a portion removed from the whole; "the government's weekly bite from my paycheck" withholding - the act of deducting from an employee's salary addition - the act of adding one thing to another; "the addition of flowers created a pleasing effect"; "the addition of a leap day every four years" |

Translations

**طَرْح**

**odčítání**

**fratrækning**

**subtraktion**

**vähentäminen**

**frádráttur**

**odčítanie**

**odštevanje**

**subtraktion**

## subtraction

[səbˈtrækʃ^{ə}n]

*n*→ soustraction

*f*sub-tropical

**subtropical**[ˌsʌbˈtrɒpɪk

^{ə}l]

*adj*[

*region, plant, tree*] → subtropical(e)

## subtraction

## subtract

(səbˈtrӕkt)*verb*

to take one number or quantity from another. If you subtract 5 from 8, 3 is left; In their first year at school, most children learn to add and subtract.

**subˈtraction**(-ʃən)

*noun*

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