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- 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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