noun

Subtraction is the process used to calculate the difference between two amounts.

Determining that the number 100-50 = 50 is an example of subtraction.

## subtraction

a subtracting or being subtracted; esp., the mathematical process of finding the difference between two numbers or quantities

Origin of subtraction

Medieval Latin*subtractio*; from LL(Ec), a drawing back

## subtraction

noun

- The act or process of subtracting; deduction.
- The arithmetic operation of finding the difference between two quantities or numbers.

## subtraction

Noun

(*countable and uncountable*, *plural* subtractions)

- (arithmetic) (
*uncountable*) The process of subtracting a number from another. - (arithmetic) (
*countable*) A calculation involving subtracting.*The teacher has set us ten subtractions to do by tomorrow.*

- The removal of something.
*The subtraction of the wealth from the economy will result in recession.*