noncarrying

adjective

non·​carrying
: keeping within the range 0 to 9 by adding or dropping tens
in noncarrying addition and subtraction 3+9=2 and 3−9=4
see additive entry 2 sense 3

Word History

Etymology

non- entry 1 + carrying, present participle of carry, verb

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“Noncarrying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncarrying. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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