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sub·trac·tion /səbˈtrækʃən/

減去,減法

subtraction

減法

From: Network Terminology

subtraction

減法

Sub·trac·tion n.

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

2. Math. 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.

3. Law The withdrawing or withholding from a person of some right to which he is entitled by law.

Note: ☞ Thus the __subtraction__ of conjugal rights is when either the husband or wife withdraws from the other and lives separate without sufficient reason. The __subtraction__ of a legacy is the withholding or detailing of it from the legatee by the executor. In like manner, the withholding of any service, rent, duty, or custom, is a __subtraction__, for which the law gives a remedy.

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

subtraction

n 1: 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" [syn: minus]

2: the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he

complained about the subtraction of money from their

paychecks" [syn: deduction] [ant: addition]