from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of subtracting; deduction.
- n. Mathematics The arithmetic operation of finding the difference between two quantities or numbers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. (uncountable) The process of subtracting a number from another.
- n. (countable) A calculation involving subtracting.
- n. The removal of something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or operation of subtracting or taking away a part.
- n. The taking of a lesser number or quantity from a greater of the same kind or denomination; an operation for finding the difference between two numbers or quantities.
- n. The withdrawing or withholding from a person of some right to which he is entitled by law.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or operation of subtracting, or taking a part from a whole.
- n. Specifically, in arithmetic and algebra, the taking of one number or quantity from another; the operation of finding the difference between two numbers.
- n. In law, a withdrawing or neglecting, as when a person who owes any suit, duty, custom, or service to another withdraws it or neglects to perform it.
- n. Detraction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated
- n. the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)
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