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subtraction

noun sub·trac·tion \səb-ˈtrak-shən\

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

Full Definition of SUBTRACTION

:  an act, operation, or instance of subtracting: as
a :  the withdrawing or withholding of a right to which an individual is entitled
b :  the operation of deducting one number from another
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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

noun sub·trac·tion \səb-ˈtrak-shən\

Definition of SUBTRACTION for Kids

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

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