Meaning of SUBTRACTION
Pronunciation:   sub'trakshun



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
 [n] the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"
 [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, stepdown, 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.



