What does subtract mean?

Definitions for subtract
səbˈtræktsub·tract

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subtract, deduct, take off(verb)

    make a subtraction

    "subtract this amount from my paycheck"

  2. subtract(verb)

    take off or away

    "this prefix was subtracted when the word was borrowed from French"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subtract(verb)

    to withdraw, or take away, as a part from the whole; to deduct; as, subtract 5 from 9, and the remainder is 4

    Etymology: [L. subtractus, p. p. of subtrahere to draw from beneath, withdraw, remove; sub under + trahere to draw. See Trace, v. t., and cf. Substract.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Subtract

    sub-trakt′, v.t. to take away a part from the rest: to take one number or quantity from another to find their difference.—ns. Subtrac′ter; Subtrac′tion, the act or operation of subtracting: the taking a less number or quantity from a greater.—adj. Subtract′ive, subtracting: tending to subtract or lessen.—n. Sub′trahend, the sum or number to be subtracted from another. [L. sub, under, trahĕre, tractum, to draw away.]

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How to say subtract in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subtract in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subtract in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of subtract in a Sentence

  1. Vaninder Singh:

    Overall, what is clear to us is that the impact, will be limited in the near-term, but much more significant in the medium-term, we expect this event and what it represents to subtract as much as 0.3 percent from growth next year compared to our pre-event baseline and expect Asian central banks to respond with another round of easing.

  2. Steen Jakobsen:

    Shale gas and shale oil have added around 0.5 percent to GDP per year in my model, and I think it will now subtract 0.5 to 1.0 percent as projects become unprofitable and credit in the sector tanks.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    You got to get to 50 - or pretty close to it - to win. And to get to 50 you have to add, not subtract, and so you can't start subtracting in a primary, and then you always have to keep your eye on the fact that while you're doing that you can't be subtracting for the general.

  4. Mother Teresa:

    I never add up. I only subtract from the total dying... . . . It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.

  5. Children's Defense Fund:

    Will your child learn to multiply before she learns to subtract

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