HyperDic: subtraction

English > 2 senses of the word subtraction:
NOUNactsubtraction, minusan arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated
actsubtraction, deductionthe act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)
subtraction > pronunciation
Soundssahbtrae'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > subtraction: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAn arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated.
Example"the subtraction of three from four leaves one"
Synonymminus
Broaderarithmetic operationA mathematical operation involving numbers
Spanishmenos, resta, sustracción
Catalanresta, sustracció
Verbssubtractmake a subtraction
English > subtraction: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole).
Example"he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"
Synonymdeduction
NarrowerbiteA portion removed from the whole
withholdingThe act of deducting from an employee's salary
Broaderdecrease, diminution, reduction, step-downThe act of decreasing or reducing something
OppositeadditionThe act of adding one thing to another
Spanishresta, substracción, sustracción
Catalanresta, subtracció
Verbssubtractmake a subtraction

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