- When you have the money you owe your boss taken out of your paycheck, this is an example of subtract.
- When you do a math problem where you start with the number five and you take away two to arrive at the number three, this is an example of subtract.
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subtract. (n.d.). Retrieved May 17th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/subtract
subtract
- to take away (a part from a whole)
- to take away or deduct (one number or quantity from another)
Origin of subtract
from Classical Latin subtractus, past participle of subtrahere, to draw away underneath, subtract from sub-, sub- + trahere, to draw
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"subtract." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 17 May 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/subtract>.
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subtract. (n.d.). Retrieved May 17th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/subtract
subtract
verb
sub·tract·ed, sub·tract·ing, sub·tractsverb
transitiveverb
intransitiveOrigin of subtract
Latin subtrahere subtract- sub- sub- trahere to drawRelated Forms:
- sub·tract′er
noun
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"subtract." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 17 May 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/subtract>.
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subtract. (n.d.). Retrieved May 17th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/subtract
subtract
(third-person singular simple present subtracts, present participle subtracting, simple past and past participle subtracted)
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"subtract." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 17 May 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/subtract>.
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subtract. (n.d.). Retrieved May 17th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/subtract
subtract - Computer Definition
A relational DBMS operation that generates a third file from all the records in one file that are not in a second file.
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"subtract." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 17 May 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/subtract>.
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subtract. (n.d.). Retrieved May 17th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/subtract