plural -s
: subtraction
rendering back to us with additions or substractions, the beauty which existing things have of themselves presented to himThomas Carlyle
: secret misappropriation of property and especially from a decedent's estate : embezzlement

Word History


Medieval Latin substraction-, substractio, from Late Latin substractus (past participle) + Latin -ion-, -io -ion

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“Substraction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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