Subtraction is the process used to calculate the difference between two amounts.
Determining that the number 100-50 = 50 is an example of subtraction.
a subtracting or being subtracted; esp., the mathematical process of finding the difference between two numbers or quantities
Origin of subtractionMedieval Latin subtractio ; from LL(Ec), a drawing back
- The act or process of subtracting; deduction.
- The arithmetic operation of finding the difference between two quantities or numbers.
(countable and uncountable, plural subtractions)