# subtraction

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**Subtraction**— 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) The taking of a lesser number or quantity from a greater of the same …The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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**Subtraction**— Subtraction, subtrahiren, eine der 4 arithmetischen Species, welche von 2 gegebenen Größen (dem Minuendus d.h. dem zu Verkleinernden, und Subtrahendus d.h. Abzuziehenden) die Differenz od. den Unterschied aufsucht; ihr Zeichen ist – (lat. minus,… …Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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**subtraction**— I noun abstraction, ademption, curtailment, decrease, decrement, deduction, diminution, discount, exception, lessening, reduction, removal, retrenchment, shortening, shrinkage, subduction, withdrawal II index curtailment, decrease, decrement,… …Law dictionary

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**subtraction**— c.1400, withdrawal, removal, from L.L. subtractionem (nom. subtractio) a drawing back, taking away, from pp. stem of L. subtrahere take away, draw off, from sub from under (see SUB (Cf. sub )) + trahere to pull, draw (see TRACT (Cf …Etymology dictionary

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**subtraction**— [səb trak′shən] n. [ML subtractio < LL(Ec), a drawing back] a subtracting or being subtracted; esp., the mathematical process of finding the difference between two numbers or quantities …English World dictionary

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**Subtraction**— 5 − 2 = 3 (verbally, five minus two equals three ) …Wikipedia

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**subtraction**— The offense of withholding or withdrawing from another man what by law he is entitled to. There are various descriptions of this offense, of which the principal are as follows: (1) Subtraction of suit and services, which is a species of injury… …Black's law dictionary

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**subtraction**— Compound Com pound, a. [OE. compouned, p. p. of compounen. See {Compound}, v. t.] Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word. [1913 Webster] …The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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**subtraction**— noun Etymology: Middle English subtraccion, from Anglo French sustraction, subtraction, from Late Latin subtraction , subtractio, from Latin subtrahere Date: 15th century an act, operation, or instance of subtracting: as a. the withdrawing or… …New Collegiate Dictionary

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**subtraction**— subtract UK US /səbˈtrækt/ verb [T] ► to take a number or amount away from another number or amount: subtract sth from sth »The costs of manufacturing are subtracted from revenue. subtraction noun [C or U] ► »Net output can be calculated by… …Financial and business terms

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**subtraction**— n. to do subtraction * * * [səb trækʃ(ə)n] to do subtraction …Combinatory dictionary

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**subtraction**— , subtractive Subtraction is the act of removing. In art, an action is subtractive when it produces subtraction, as of some materials in carving, for example. Materials especially appropriate for subtractive sculpture in schools include… …Glossary of Art Terms

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**subtraction**— noun 1. the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole) he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks • Syn: ↑deduction • Ant: ↑addition • Derivationally related forms: ↑deduct ( …Useful english dictionary

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**subtraction**— /seuhb trak sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of subtracting. 2. Math. the operation or process of finding the difference between two numbers or quantities, denoted by a minus sign ( ). [1350 1400; ME < LL subtraction (s. of subtractio) a… …Universalium

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**subtraction**— noun /səbˈtɹækʃən/ a) (uncountable) The process of subtracting a number from another. The teacher has set us ten subtractions to do by tomorrow. b) (countable) A calculation involving subtracting. The subtraction of the wealth from the economy… …Wiktionary

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**subtraction**— subtract ► VERB ▪ take away (a number or amount) from another to calculate the difference. DERIVATIVES subtraction noun subtractive adjective. ORIGIN Latin subtrahere draw away …English terms dictionary

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**subtraction**— A technique used to enhance detectability of opacified anatomic structures on radiographic or scintigraphic images; a negative of an image made before introduction of contrast medium or radionuclide is photographically or electronically removed… …Medical dictionary

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**Subtraction**— Вычитание (напр. основных цветов в субтрактивном синтезе) …Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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**subtraction**— Synonyms and related words: abatement, abridgment, absence, abstraction, addition, alienation, alleviation, approximation, attenuation, awayness, blank, contraction, dampening, damping, decrease, decrement, decrescence, deduction, deflation,… …Moby Thesaurus

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**subtraction**— (Roget s IV) n. Syn. deduction, subduction, diminution; see discount , reduction 1 …English dictionary for students