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Meaning & Definition of Subtraction in English

English

Subtraction

/səbtrækʃən/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • subtraction
  • ,
  • minus

2. The act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)

  • "He complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"
    synonym:
  • subtraction
  • ,
  • deduction

Examples of using

The addition is correct, but there is an error in your subtraction.