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Noun subtraction has 2 senses
  1. subtraction, minus - 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"
    --1 is a kind of arithmetic operation
    Derived form: verb subtract1
  2. subtraction, deduction - the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"
    --2 is a kind of decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
    Antonyms: addition
    --2 has particulars: bite; withholding
    Derived form: verb subtract1
subtonic subtopia subtopics subtotal subtract subtracted subtracter subtracting subtraction subtraction subtractions subtractive subtracton subtrahend subtreasury subtropic subtropical

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