Definitions of subtraction:
  • noun:   the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)
    Example: "He complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"
  • noun:   an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated
    Example: "The subtraction of three from four leaves one"

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