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subtraction

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noun sub·trac·tion \səb-ˈtrak-shən\

Simple Definition of subtraction

  • mathematics : the act or process of subtracting one number from another

Full Definition of subtraction

  1. :  an act, operation, or instance of subtracting: asa :  the withdrawing or withholding of a right to which an individual is entitledb :  the operation of deducting one number from another

Examples of subtraction

  1. The children are learning addition and subtraction.

  2. <the restaurant may not have raised the price, but there's definitely been a subtraction in the number of fries in a side order>



Origin of subtraction

Middle English subtraccion, from Anglo-French sustraction, subtraction, from Late Latin subtraction-, subtractio, from Latin subtrahere


First Known Use: 15th century


SUBTRACTION Defined for Kids

subtraction

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noun sub·trac·tion \səb-ˈtrak-shən\

Definition of subtraction

  1. :  the act or process of taking one number away from another





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