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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

Meaning of "subtract" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SUBTRACT

From Latin subtractus withdrawn, from subtrahere to draw away from beneath, from sub- + trahere to draw.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SUBTRACT

subtract  [səbˈtrækt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUBTRACT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Subtract is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb subtract in English.

WHAT DOES SUBTRACT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

subtract

Subtraction

Subtraction is a mathematical operation that represents the operation of removing objects from a collection. It is signified by the minus sign. For example, in the picture on the right, there are 5 − 2 apples—meaning 5 apples with 2 taken away, which is a total of 3 apples. Therefore, 5 − 2 = 3. Besides counting fruits, subtraction can also represent combining other physical and abstract quantities using different kinds of objects: negative numbers, fractions, irrational numbers, vectors, decimals, functions, matrices and more. Subtraction follows several important patterns. It is anticommutative, meaning that changing the order changes the sign of the answer. It is not associative, meaning that when one subtracts more than two numbers, the order in which subtraction is performed matters. Subtraction of 0 does not change a number. Subtraction also obeys predictable rules concerning related operations such as addition and multiplication. All of these rules can be proven, starting with the subtraction of integers and generalizing up through the real numbers and beyond. General binary operations that continue these patterns are studied in abstract algebra.

Definition of subtract in the English dictionary

The definition of subtract in the dictionary is to calculate the difference between by subtraction. Other definition of subtract is to remove from the whole.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SUBTRACT

PRESENT

Present
I subtract
you subtract
he/she/it subtracts
we subtract
you subtract
they subtract
Present continuous
I am subtracting
you are subtracting
he/she/it is subtracting
we are subtracting
you are subtracting
they are subtracting
Present perfect
I have subtracted
you have subtracted
he/she/it has subtracted
we have subtracted
you have subtracted
they have subtracted
Present perfect continuous
I have been subtracting
you have been subtracting
he/she/it has been subtracting
we have been subtracting
you have been subtracting
they have been subtracting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I subtracted
you subtracted
he/she/it subtracted
we subtracted
you subtracted
they subtracted
Past continuous
I was subtracting
you were subtracting
he/she/it was subtracting
we were subtracting
you were subtracting
they were subtracting
Past perfect
I had subtracted
you had subtracted
he/she/it had subtracted
we had subtracted
you had subtracted
they had subtracted
Past perfect continuous
I had been subtracting
you had been subtracting
he/she/it had been subtracting
we had been subtracting
you had been subtracting
they had been subtracting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will subtract
you will subtract
he/she/it will subtract
we will subtract
you will subtract
they will subtract
Future continuous
I will be subtracting
you will be subtracting
he/she/it will be subtracting
we will be subtracting
you will be subtracting
they will be subtracting
Future perfect
I will have subtracted
you will have subtracted
he/she/it will have subtracted
we will have subtracted
you will have subtracted
they will have subtracted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been subtracting
you will have been subtracting
he/she/it will have been subtracting
we will have been subtracting
you will have been subtracting
they will have been subtracting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would subtract
you would subtract
he/she/it would subtract
we would subtract
you would subtract
they would subtract
Conditional continuous
I would be subtracting
you would be subtracting
he/she/it would be subtracting
we would be subtracting
you would be subtracting
they would be subtracting
Conditional perfect
I would have subtract
you would have subtract
he/she/it would have subtract
we would have subtract
you would have subtract
they would have subtract
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been subtracting
you would have been subtracting
he/she/it would have been subtracting
we would have been subtracting
you would have been subtracting
they would have been subtracting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you subtract
we let´s subtract
you subtract
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to subtract
Past participle
subtracted
Present Participle
subtracting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUBTRACT


abstract
ˈæbstrækt
attract
əˈtrækt
bract
brækt
cataract
ˈkætəˌrækt
contract
kənˈtrækt
cracked
krækt
detract
dɪˈtrækt
distract
dɪˈstrækt
entr´acte
ɒnˈtrækt
extract
ɪkˈstrækt
fluidextract
ˈfluːɪdˈɛkstrækt
half-tracked
ˈhɑːfˌtrækt
precontract
priːˈkɒntrækt
protract
prəˈtrækt
retract
rɪˈtrækt
subcontract
sʌbˈkɒntrækt
tesseract
ˈtesəˌrækt
tracked
trækt
tract
trækt
untracked
ʌnˈtrækt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUBTRACT

subtotally
subtracter
subtraction
subtractive
subtractive primary
subtractive process
subtractor
subtrahend
subtreasurer
subtreasurership
subtreasuries
subtreasury
subtrend
subtriangular
subtribe
subtriplicate
subtrist
subtropic
subtropical
subtropically

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUBTRACT

alimentary tract
almond extract
breach of contract
digestive tract
fixed cost contract
fixed-price contract
fixed-term contract
forward contract
in the abstract
interact
liver extract
maintenance contract
malt extract
meat extract
pituitary extract
respiratory tract
service contract
social contract
urinary tract
urogenital tract
yeast extract

Synonyms and antonyms of subtract in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SUBTRACT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «subtract» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of subtract

Translation of «subtract» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUBTRACT

Find out the translation of subtract to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of subtract from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «subtract» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

减去
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

restar
570 millions of speakers

English

subtract
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घटाना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَطْرَح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вычитать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

subtrair
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিয়োগ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

soustraire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tolak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

subtrahieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

引く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

빼다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyuda
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trừ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கழித்தால்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वजा करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çıkarmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sottrarre
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

odjąć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

віднімати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a scădea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αφαιρώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

trek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

subtrahera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

trekke fra
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of subtract

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUBTRACT»

The term «subtract» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.118 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUBTRACT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about subtract

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8 QUOTES WITH «SUBTRACT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word subtract.
1
Leon Battista Alberti
Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.
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Urs Fischer
Take a relief. You draw it, you carve it out. Later you build it up from a flat surface. There is no other way to do a sculpture - you either add or you subtract.
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Ian Fleming
Most marriages don't add two people together. They subtract one from the other.
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Robert Grosseteste
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.
5
Caroline Knapp
These are big trade-offs for a simple piece of cake - add five hundred calories, subtract well-being, allure, and self-esteem - and the feelings behind them are anything but vain or shallow.
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Petrarch
A short cut to riches is to subtract from our desires.
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Jodi Rell
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.
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Howard Rheingold
As for Twitter, I've found that you have to learn how to make it add value rather than subtract hours from one's day. Certainly, it affords narcissism and distraction.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUBTRACT»

Discover the use of subtract in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to subtract and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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How to Add & Subtract, Grade 1
Learning. Notes. In this unit the children will learn about place value (tens and ones) and how to add and subtract two- digit numbers without regrouping. Materials. • beans • plastic storage bags • craft sticks • 3" x 5" (8 cm x 13 cm) index cards • ...
Mary Rosenberg, 2000
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Subtract Two-Digit Numbers
First, look to see if you have enough ones to subtract. If not, trade 1 ten for 10 ones. Then subtract tens and ones. L You trade 1 ten for 10 ones. Now you have 2 tens and 15 ones. Subtract 19. 13 35 – 19 = ? Subtract Your Way • Subtract 43  ...
April Barth, 2009
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Subtract on a Number Line
Subtract on a Number Line Word count 94 i ou can use a number line for subtraction. Targeting Maths Literacy Set 2 • Early Reading levels 4-7 Big Book Student Book 1 Student Book 2 Student Book 3 Instructional level text Numbers to 50 ...
‎2006
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Arithmetricks: 50 Easy Ways to Add, Subtract, Multiply, and ...
Become a mental-math master and astound your friends, family, and teachers with .
Edward H. Julius, 1995
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I Can Subtract Bills and Coins
Learn how to count, identify, add, and subtract money in the I Like Мопе series. Э 1 Can Subtract Bills and Coins $ "THESE FUN BOOKS GIVE YOUNG READERS A S CLEAR AND SIMPLE EXPLANATION OF U.S. COINS Ф $8 AND BILLS, ...
Rebecca Wingard-Nelson, 2009
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Let's Subtract Money
Kelly Doudna. Kelly Doudna Consulting Editor Monica Marx, M.A./Reading Specialist Money Let's Subtract Money Published by SandCastleTM, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company, 4940.
Kelly Doudna, 2010
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Let's Subtract Coins
Kelly Doudna Coins Let's Subtract Coins Published by SandCastleTM, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company, 4940. Consulting Editor Monica Marx, M.A./ Reading Specialist airplane a machine that flies and carries people and cargo.
Kelly Doudna, 2010
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Let's Subtract Bills
Kelly Doudna. Let's Subtract Bills Bills Kelly Doudna Consulting Editor Monica Marx, M.A./Reading Specialist.
Kelly Doudna, 2003
9
I Can Subtract, It's Not an Act!
Tracy Kompelien. eight I see that there are cherries. I take away3 and. I Can Subtract, It's Not an Act! 8.
Tracy Kompelien, 2010
10
Drive-Thru Menu Math: Add & Subtract Money
Add the prices on the receipt to find the subtotal. 2. Use the tax table to find the amount of tax for the subtotal. 3. Add the subtotal and the tax to find the total. 4. Subtract the amount paid from the total to find the change. Name Follow these steps ...
Remedia Publications, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUBTRACT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term subtract is used in the context of the following news items.
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USF roster: Add Nicholas, subtract Calloway
Nine days before the start of preseason camp, USF has released its updated roster, depth chart and staff assignments, which collectively feature some notable ... «Tampabay.com, Jul 15»
2
The 3 big add-subtract questions in Yankees' division hunt
I know their fans who see every flaw will find this difficult to believe, but the Yankees entered the final day of June the favorite to win the AL East, according to the ... «New York Post, Jun 15»
3
To add Aldridge, Rockets would have to subtract a lot
Houston Rockets guard Corey Brewer (33) reacts to hitting a shot against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second quarter of Game 7 of the NBA Western ... «Houston Chronicle, Jun 15»
4
Sumner schools subtract eighth grade algebra
The Sumner County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to stop offering Algebra I to eighth-graders, replacing it with a new course of advanced ... «The Tennessean, Jun 15»
5
Jets add one former Patriot tight end and subtract another
The Jets reportedly made an unsuccessful waiver claim for Tim Wright, but that didn't lead them to bring their quest to add a former Patriots tight end to a halt. «NBCSports.com, Jun 15»
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SOTT Podcast: Texans Add and Subtract
SOTT Podcast: Texans Add and Subtract. P.D. StarrOwner/Editor. State of the Texans Podcast discuss the working of the Houston Texans over the past couple of ... «InsideHouston.com, May 15»
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Addition: The New Subtraction
In the video above, the MinutePhysics team demonstrates how addition can be used to solve subtraction problems. It requires budding modular mathematicians ... «Slate Magazine, May 15»
8
House wants to subtract doctor from execution equation
Raleigh, N.C. — House lawmakers took a step Tuesday toward ending the de facto moratorium on the death penalty in North Carolina. By law, when someone is ... «WRAL.com, Apr 15»
9
Alberta election debate 'math' remark could subtract voters for PC's …
It wasn't even close. Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley won the debate. Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean won over voters. And Progressive Conservative ... «National Post, Apr 15»
10
Bombers add two and subtract one
WINNIPEG — After only a brief stint on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers active roster running back Sam McGuffie has been given his walking papers by the football ... «Globalnews.ca, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Subtract [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/subtract>. Feb 2020 ».
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