The act or operation of subtracting or taking away a part.

The taking of a lesser number or quantity from a greater of the same kind or denomination; an operation for finding the difference between two numbers or quantities.

(1) A mathematical operation based on "taking away" or comparing. The number being subtracted is called the subtrahend; the number it is subtracted from is called the minuend; the result of subtraction is called the difference. In 45 - 12 = 33, 45 is the minuend, 12 is the subtrahend, and 33 is the difference. Addition "undoes" subtraction. 45 - 12 = 33 and 45 = 12 + 33.

The operation of finding the difference between two numbers or quantities. A process of 'taking away'.

One of the basic operations defined by the IEEE standard.

an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated; "the subtraction of three from four leaves one"; "four minus three equals one"

In the subtraction expression, a - b = c, a is the minuend, b is the subtrahend, and c is the difference.

The operation that finds the difference between two numbers.

The operation used to find the result of taking away something from a group, or finding parts of a whole. Subtraction is indicated by the minus sign (-). Subtraction is the opposite of addition. When a number is subtracted from another number, the resulting number is smaller than the minuend.

subtract from 5- the difference between 6 and 4- decreased by 2 - minus - less than

the process of finding the difference between two numbers

The operation in which the difference between two numbers or quantities is calculated. Also, the inverse of addition.

An arithmetic process where you take one value away from another. The answer in a subtraction problem is called the "difference.". In the real world, you usually take smaller numbers away from larger numbers. In math you can also take larger numbers away from smaller ones and wind up with values less than zero. Subtraction is the opposite process of addition.

Subtraction is one of the four basic arithmetic operations; it is essentially the opposite of addition. Subtraction is denoted by a minus sign in infix notation.