Examples of subtraction in a Sentence
The children are learning addition and subtraction.
the restaurant may not have raised the price, but there's definitely been a subtraction in the number of fries in a side order
Recent Examples of subtraction from the Web
The result is definitely an example of addition by subtraction.
With the changing of seasons comes the changing of clocks and the subtraction of an hour of sleep from your nightly schedule.
Dolphins: The Dolphins seem to be hoping that the exits of Landry, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and tight end Julius Thomas amount to addition by subtraction.
It all ties into the culture, which started to decay earlier this season and seemed to have been temporarily freshened with new faces and important subtractions.
Keeping Smith on the roster essentially means no additions, and additional subtractions required just to be cap-compliant and sign the incoming draft class.
The story for 60 years, however, has been one of subtraction.
Minnesota is dealing with its own frontcourt subtraction, but for entirely different reasons.
But casual visitors might note additions and subtractions in the final scenes of the film, which flash a montage of portraits of Americans.
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Origin and Etymology of subtraction
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
SUBTRACTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of subtraction for English Language Learners
mathematics : the act or process of subtracting one number from another
SUBTRACTION Defined for Kids
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