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sub·trac·tion

subtraction

 
pronunciation:
sb traek shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the taking away of a part of something.
The subtraction of junk food from her diet made her feel healthy and strong.
antonyms:
addition
definition 2: an operation that finds the difference between two numbers or how many are left when some are taken away.
Joe used subtraction to find out how much weight his puppy gained this month.The subtraction of five people from the class left only ten.
antonyms:
addition
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The word subtraction contains the following part:
tract Latin root that means draw, pull