Subtract Definition

subtracted, subtracting, subtracts
subtracted, subtracting, subtracts
To take away (a part from a whole)
Webster's New World
To perform the arithmetic operation of subtraction.
American Heritage
To take away or deduct (one number or quantity from another)
Webster's New World

To remove or reduce; especially to reduce a quantity or number.

If you subtract the $100 for gas and bridge toll, it was a fairly inexpensive trip.

Origin of Subtract

  • From Latin subtractus, perfect passive participle of subtrahō (“I draw from beneath; withdraw, remove"); from sub (“under") + trahō (“I draw, pull, drag").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin subtrahere subtract- sub- sub- trahere to draw

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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