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Definition of Subtract


  1. To withdraw, or take away, as a part from the whole; to deduct; as, subtract 5 from 9, and the remainder is 4.

Subtract Quotations

The best math lesson we can teach college students this year is to subtract a tuition increase and benefit from the dividends of higher education.
Jodi Rell

Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.
Leon Battista Alberti

If you are truly serious abut preparing your child for the future, don't teach him to subtract teach him to deduct.
Fran Lebowitz

A short cut to riches is to subtract from our desires.

And with the money from your corn, from your rents, and from the issues of pleas in your courts, and from your stock, arrange the expenses of your kitchen and your wines and your wardrobe and the wages of servants, and subtract your stock.
Robert Grosseteste
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Subtract Translations

subtract in Danish is fradrage
subtract in Dutch is aftrekken
subtract in French is soustraire, soustrayez, soustrais, soustraient
subtract in Italian is falcidiare
subtract in Latin is demo
subtract in Portuguese is subtraia
subtract in Spanish is abstraer, sustraer, restar
subtract in Swedish is subtrahera
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