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
But the subtraction of such monuments is a much shorter history.
Helio Castroneves is still in the hunt as the 2017 IndyCar championship race is down to the point of subtraction.
The theory is that addition is much easier than subtraction.
Clippard was absolutely abysmal over that stretch, with 16 runs and five homers allowed in 14 1/3 innings, so getting rid of him is essentially addition by subtraction.
With the subtractions, the Seminoles added freshman Deonte Sheffield, a 5-9, 198-pound running back from Destin to the roster.
And keep in mind, the Celtics still need to make roster subtractions, in addition to pulling their qualifying offer for big man Kelly Olynyk, to give Hayward his max salary for 2017-18.
That trade defined addition by subtraction: Stephenson’s lack of productivity and Clifford’s struggle to find him a role hung over the Hornets’ locker room.
So far this offseason, the Florida Panthers’ roster has seen mostly subtractions.
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Origin and Etymology of subtraction
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Related Wordsdiscount, giveback, kickback, rebate; abatement, decline, decrement, detraction, diminishment, diminution, drop, fall, loss, reduction, shrinkage; curtailment, cut, cutback
Near Antonymsboost, enlargement, gain, increase, increment, raise, rise; accretion, accrual, accumulation, addendum, appendix, augmentation, supplement, supplementation
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
Definition of subtraction for Students
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