American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To take away; deduct.
- v. To perform the arithmetic operation of subtraction.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To withdraw, or take away, as a part from the whole; to deduct.
- v. make a subtraction
- v. take off or away
- From Latin subtractus, perfect passive participle of subtrahō ("I draw from beneath; withdraw, remove"); from sub ("under") + trahō ("I draw, pull, drag"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin subtrahere, subtract- : sub-, sub- + trahere, to draw. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Either way, feel free to add or subtract from the amount of nutmeg given to suit your individual tastes.”
“Homosexuality to me, does not subtract from the key issue of exploitation that this industry fosters, mainly towards women.”
“One tax I forgot to subtract from the worker's wage is the amount of the tariff.”
“Please for the Country First, you all's slogan do your job add to and subtract from the ideals from the majority, as it should be done.”
“But this isn't to subtract from the accomplishments of Ms. Wulff.”
“But that doesn't subtract from the fact that Lucas is neither a strong writer or director and is a better conceptualist and technical innovator (and marketer, to a degree).”
“My bill, like any statute, would not be able to add or subtract from the president's Article II power.”
“Scott Graham and Tom McCarthy neither add nor subtract from the enjoyment of listening to a game.”
“The answer, however artfully it may (or may not) have been crafted can only subtract from the experience we have in watching the episode.”
“Lower government spending, if it becomes a trend, will in the near-term subtract from GDP growth, but stimulate real growth over the long-term … Strong GDP numbers in recent years have at times been misleading and belied by subpar stock market returns, and the apparently weak third-quarter reading was equally deceptive.”
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