### Definition Of subtraction

**noun**

the process or skill of taking one number or amount away from another.

subtraction of this figure from the total

### Example Of subtraction

**subtraction** of this figure from the total

After taking an inordinate amount of time to make the few simple **subtractions** they finally discovered that Colin was the loser.

Another method that many shoppers used to decide between two options was to calculate the price differential, a procedure that requires just two **subtractions** .

Apart from additions and **subtractions** , they also multiply, divide, calculate square roots, etc, all in a matter of seconds.

‘The Analytical Method of vector addition and **subtraction** uses vector components,’ I reminded Mr. Shah.

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