subtract

—subtracter, n./seuhb trakt"/, v.t.1. to withdraw or take away, as a part from a whole.2. Math. to take (one number or quantity) from another; deduct.v.i.3. to take away something or a part, as from a whole.[153040; < L subtractus (ptp. of subtrahere to draw away from underneath), equiv. to sub SUB + trac (ptp. s. of trahere to draw) + tus ptp. suffix]Syn. 1, 3. SUBTRACT, DEDUCT express diminution in sum or quantity. To SUBTRACT suggests taking a part from a whole or a smaller from a larger: to subtract the tax from one's salary. To DEDUCT is to take away an amount or quantity from an aggregate or total so as to lessen or lower it: to deduct a discount. SUBTRACT is both transitive and intransitive, and has general or figurative uses; DEDUCT is always transitive and usually concrete and practical in application.Ant. 13. add.
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subtract — sub‧tract [səbˈtrækt] verb [transitive] to take a number or an amount from something larger: subtract something from something • Subtract 34% corporate tax from the total. * * * subtract UK US /səbˈtrækt/ verb [T] ► to take a number or amount… … Financial and business terms
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subtract — [səb trakt′] vt., vi. [< L subtractus, pp. of subtrahere, to draw away underneath, subtract < sub ,SUB + trahere, to DRAW] 1. to take away (a part from a whole) 2. to take away or deduct (one number or quantity from another) subtracter n … English World dictionary
subtract — index abridge (shorten), curtail, decrease, deduct (reduce), dilute, diminish, discount ( … Law dictionary
subtract — 1540s, from L. subtractus, pp. of subtrahere (see SUBTRACTION (Cf. subtraction)). Related: Subtracted; subtracting. Earlier verb form was subtraien (early 15c.). Here he teches þe Craft how þou schalt know, whan þou hast subtrayd, wheþer þou hast … Etymology dictionary
subtract — *deduct Antonyms: add … New Dictionary of Synonyms
subtract — [v] take away decrease, deduct, detract, diminish, discount, draw back, knock off, remove, take, take from, take off, take out, withdraw, withhold; concepts 211,764 Ant. add … New thesaurus
subtract — ► VERB ▪ take away (a number or amount) from another to calculate the difference. DERIVATIVES subtraction noun subtractive adjective. ORIGIN Latin subtrahere draw away … English terms dictionary
subtract — UK [səbˈtrækt] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms subtract : present tense I/you/we/they subtract he/she/it subtracts present participle subtracting past tense subtracted past participle subtracted 1) maths to take a number or amount… … English dictionary
subtract — v. (D; tr.) to subtract from (to subtract five from ten) * * * [səb trækt] (D; tr.) to subtract from (to subtract five from ten) … Combinatory dictionary