an act or instance of subtracting.
Mathematics. the operation or process of finding the difference between two numbers or quantities, denoted by a minus sign (−).
the act or process of subtracting
a mathematical operation in which the difference between two numbers or quantities is calculated. Usually indicated by the symbol (–)
The operation of finding the difference between two numbers or quantities.


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    adjective 1. tending to subtract; having power to subtract. 2. Mathematics. (of a quantity) that is to be subtracted; having the minus sign (−). adjective 1. able or tending to remove or subtract 2. indicating or requiring subtraction; having a minus sign: –x is a subtractive quantity subtractive (səb-trāk’tĭv) Relating to the production of color […]

  • Subtractive-color

    noun, Photography. 1. cyan, yellow, or magenta, as used in the subtractive process of color photography.

  • Subtractive-process

    noun 1. a process of color photography in which the colors are formed by combination of cyan, yellow, and magenta lights. subtractive process noun 1. a photographic process in which all but the desired colours are removed by passing the illuminating light through subtractive filters Compare additive process

  • Subtrahend

    noun, Arithmetic. 1. a number that is subtracted from another. noun 1. the number to be subtracted from another number (the minuend) subtrahend (sŭb’trə-hěnd’) A number subtracted from another. For example, in the expression 4 – 3, 3 is the subtrahend.

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