# Subtraction

**noun**

1.

an act or instance of subtracting.

2.

Mathematics. the operation or process of finding the difference between two numbers or quantities, denoted by a minus sign (−).

**noun**

1.

the act or process of subtracting

2.

a mathematical operation in which the difference between two numbers or quantities is calculated. Usually indicated by the symbol (–)

subtraction

(səb-trāk’shən)

The operation of finding the difference between two numbers or quantities.

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