NOUN | act | subtraction, minus | an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated |
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act | subtraction, deduction | the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole) |

Sounds | sahbtrae'kshahn | |
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Rhymes | Aachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn... |

Meaning | An arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated. | |
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Example | "the subtraction of three from four leaves one" | |

Synonym | minus | |

Broader | arithmetic operation | A mathematical operation involving numbers |

Spanish | menos, resta, sustracción | |

Catalan | resta, sustracció | |

Verbs | subtract | make a subtraction |

Meaning | The act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole). | |
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Example | "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks" | |

Synonym | deduction | |

Narrower | bite | A portion removed from the whole |

withholding | The act of deducting from an employee's salary | |

Broader | decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down | The act of decreasing or reducing something |

Opposite | addition | The act of adding one thing to another |

Spanish | resta, substracción, sustracción | |

Catalan | resta, subtracció | |

Verbs | subtract | make a subtraction |

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