Definition of Subtract

1. Verb. Make a subtraction. "Subtract this amount from my paycheck"

Exact synonyms: Deduct, Take Off
Category relationships: Arithmetic
Generic synonyms: Calculate, Cipher, Compute, Cypher, Figure, Reckon, Work Out
Specialized synonyms: Carry Back
Derivative terms: Deduction, Subtraction, Subtraction, Subtractive
Antonyms: Add



2. Verb. Take off or away. "This prefix was subtracted when the word was borrowed from French"

Definition of Subtract

1. v. t. To withdraw, or take away, as a part from the whole; to deduct; as, subtract 5 from 9, and the remainder is 4.

Definition of Subtract

1. Verb. (transitive) To remove or reduce; especially to reduce a quantity or number ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Subtract

1. to take away [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subtract

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subtorrid
subtotal
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subtotalled
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subtract (current term)
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subtrahends

Literary usage of Subtract

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"EXAMPLES From 6a- 126 subtract 2a- 56 From 6*- subtract 2д + ... Let it be required to subtract 2p - Sq from nfa. If we subtract 2p from т + я, ..."

2. The National Arithmetic on the Inductive System: Combining the Analytic and by Benjamin Greenleaf (1852)
"subtract the less numerator from the greater, and under the remainder write the ... subtract from . Common denominator 77 11 OPERATION. tors, 7 and 11; ..."

3. The National Arithmetic on the Inductive System: Combining the Analytic and by Benjamin Greenleaf (1853)
"subtract the less numerator from the greater, and under the remainder write the common ... To subtract fractions whose denominators are unlike. 1. ..."

4. The National Arithmetic, on the Inductive System: Combining the Analytic and by Benjamin Greenleaf (1849)
"subtract the less numerator from the greater, and under the remainder write the common ... To subtract fractions whose denominators are unlike. 1. ..."

5. The National Arithmetic on the Inductive System: Combining the Analytic and by Benjamin Greenleaf (1851)
"To subtract fractions whose denominators are unlike. 1. subtract f from |£. OPERATION. Common denominator 77 In this ques- 11 7 x 10 = 70 tion, ..."

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