Antonyms for subtraction

Grammar : Noun
Spell : suh b-trak-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : səbˈtræk ʃən

Definition of subtraction

Origin :
  • c.1400, "withdrawal, removal," from Late Latin subtractionem (nominative subtractio) "a drawing back, taking away," from past participle stem of Latin subtrahere "take away, draw off," from sub "from under" (see sub-) + trahere "to pull, draw" (see tract (n.1)). The mathematical sense is attested from early 15c.
  • Þou most know þat subtraccion is drawynge of one nowmber oute of anoþer nomber. ["The Crafte of Nombrynge," c.1425]
  • noun deduction
Example sentences :
  • But the family-party was soon to be broken up—not by subtraction, but by addition.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • But the addition or subtraction disclosed a deficit and he exclaimed at it.
  • Extract from : « The Paliser case » by Edgar Saltus
  • Now it appears to me that a little child, with the simple rules of addition and subtraction, could have refuted this man.
  • Extract from : « The Seventh Day Sabbath, a Perpetual Sign, from the Beginning to the Entering into the Gates of the Holy City, According to the Commandment » by Joseph Bates
  • It will be seen that the latter method is by addition, the former by subtraction.
  • Extract from : « The Maya Chronicles » by Various
  • The Indian is no fool, although he can't do addition and subtraction.
  • Extract from : « The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 2, August, 1864 » by Various
  • And soon, too, she became at ease with money, and sure of her subtraction.
  • Extract from : « IT and Other Stories » by Gouverneur Morris
  • Jerry had a pained look on his face as he tried to do the subtraction in his head.
  • Extract from : « Jerry's Charge Account » by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • Without the subtraction of our all, first, we cannot obtain the addition, his all.
  • Extract from : « Sanctification » by J. W. Byers
  • The answer in subtraction is called the remainder, or difference.
  • Extract from : « A Week of Instruction and Amusement, » by Mrs. Harley
  • New work was then added in the form of division and subtraction.
  • Extract from : « Lola » by Henny Kindermann

Synonyms for subtraction

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