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Meaning of SUBTRACTION

Pronunciation:  sub'trakshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"
  2. [n]  an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated; "the subtraction of three from four leaves one"; "four minus three equals one"
 

SUBTRACTION is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: deduction, minus
 
 Antonyms: addition
 
 See Also: arithmetic operation, decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down, withholding

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sub*trac"tion\, n. [L. subtractio a drawing back.
See {Subtract}, and cf. {Substraction}.]
1. The act or operation of subtracting or taking away a part.

2. (Math.) 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.

3. (Law) The withdrawing or withholding from a person of some
   right to which he is entitled by law.

Note: Thus the subtraction of conjugal rights is when either
      the husband or wife withdraws from the other and lives
      separate without sufficient reason. The subtraction of
      a legacy is the withholding or detailing of it from the
      legatee by the executor. In like manner, the
      withholding of any service, rent, duty, or custom, is a
      subtraction, for which the law gives a remedy.
      --Blackstone.

 

 

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