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Synonyms for subtraction
səbˈtræk ʃənsub·trac·tion

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Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. subtraction, minusnoun

    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"

    minus, deduction


  2. subtraction, deductionnoun

    the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)

    "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"

    minus, price reduction, entailment, synthesis, tax write-off, deduction, deductive reasoning, tax deduction, discount, implication


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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. decrementation

    subtraction of one

    "rely on the assumption that infinite decrementation of omega returns to the natural number realm."

    Submitted by acronimous on February 15, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. subtractionnoun


PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "subtraction":

    embezzlement, abduction, subtract

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    Synergy is addition and multiplication. Ethnicity is subtraction and division.

  2. Ro Khanna:

    I believe deeply that we need Bernie Sanders as President to secure Medicare for All, an infrastructure project for the 21st century, and a $15 minimum wage, but we should acknowledge and respect the work of Secretary Clinton in expanding health insurance to children, in standing up for women's rights as human rights, and in helping achieve a breakthrough nuclear deal with Iran. We will bring progressive change through addition, not subtraction.

  3. Mae West:

    A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that's subtraction.

  4. Chris Nanos:

    The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is well prepared to handle the dismissal of 158 correctional officers if the need arise. Such dismissal is viewed as addition by subtraction…No one is irreplaceable.

  5. Tim Ghriskey:

    The subtraction of this relatively small REIT doesn’t have a significant impact on the index at all, but the addition of Tesla does have a big impact.

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