Definition of "subtraction" [sub•trac•tion]

  • (noun) The act or process of subtracting; deduction.
  • (noun) Mathematics The arithmetic operation of finding the difference between two quantities or numbers.

Use "subtraction" in a sentence

  • "He states that although some Mendelians have spoken of genetic factors as permanent and indestructible, he is satisfied that they may occasionally undergo a quantitative disintegration, the results of which he calls subtraction or reduction stages."
  • "I think that practice of subtraction is also what makes it difficult to imagine the framing of Wyeth's paintings."
  • "The most notable subtraction is WR Terrell Owens, who was cut in March."

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