Subtract
Subtract Sub*tract", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Subtracted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Subtracting}.] [L. subtractus, p. p. of subtrahere to draw from beneath, withdraw, remove; sub under + trahere to draw. See {Trace}, v. t., and cf. {Substract}.] To withdraw, or take away, as a part from the whole; to deduct; as, subtract 5 from 9, and the remainder is 4. [1913 Webster]

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  • subtract — sub‧tract [səbˈtrækt] verb [transitive] to take a number or an amount from something larger: subtract something from something • Subtract 34% corporate tax from the total. * * * subtract UK US /səbˈtrækt/ verb [T] ► to take a number or amount… …   Financial and business terms

  • subtract — [səb trakt′] vt., vi. [< L subtractus, pp. of subtrahere, to draw away underneath, subtract < sub ,SUB + trahere, to DRAW] 1. to take away (a part from a whole) 2. to take away or deduct (one number or quantity from another) subtracter n …   English World dictionary

  • subtract — index abridge (shorten), curtail, decrease, deduct (reduce), dilute, diminish, discount ( …   Law dictionary

  • subtract — 1540s, from L. subtractus, pp. of subtrahere (see SUBTRACTION (Cf. subtraction)). Related: Subtracted; subtracting. Earlier verb form was subtraien (early 15c.). Here he teches þe Craft how þou schalt know, whan þou hast subtrayd, wheþer þou hast …   Etymology dictionary

  • subtract — *deduct Antonyms: add …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • subtract — [v] take away decrease, deduct, detract, diminish, discount, draw back, knock off, remove, take, take from, take off, take out, withdraw, withhold; concepts 211,764 Ant. add …   New thesaurus

  • subtract — ► VERB ▪ take away (a number or amount) from another to calculate the difference. DERIVATIVES subtraction noun subtractive adjective. ORIGIN Latin subtrahere draw away …   English terms dictionary

  • subtract — UK [səbˈtrækt] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms subtract : present tense I/you/we/they subtract he/she/it subtracts present participle subtracting past tense subtracted past participle subtracted 1) maths to take a number or amount… …   English dictionary

  • subtract — subtracter, n. /seuhb trakt /, v.t. 1. to withdraw or take away, as a part from a whole. 2. Math. to take (one number or quantity) from another; deduct. v.i. 3. to take away something or a part, as from a whole. [1530 40; < L subtractus (ptp. of… …   Universalium

  • subtract — v. (D; tr.) to subtract from (to subtract five from ten) * * * [səb trækt] (D; tr.) to subtract from (to subtract five from ten) …   Combinatory dictionary

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