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subtractionnoun [U]

uk   /səbˈtræk.ʃən/ us   /səbˈtræk.ʃən/
the process of removing one number from another: The test involves simple calculations, such as addition and subtraction.
(Definition of subtraction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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subtractionnoun [C/U]

us   /səbˈtræk·ʃən/
mathematics the process of taking one number or amount away from another number or amount: [U] The test involves simple addition and subtraction.
(Definition of subtraction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “subtraction”
in Arabic طَرح…
in Korean 빼기…
in Portuguese subtração…
in Catalan resta…
in Japanese 引き算, 引くこと…
in Chinese (Simplified) 减法…
in Chinese (Traditional) 減法…
in Italian sottrazione…
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