Synonyms of subtraction


1. subtraction, minus, arithmetic operation

usage: an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated; "the subtraction of three from four leaves one"; "four minus three equals one"

2. subtraction, deduction, decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down

usage: the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"

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