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verb as in take away


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So one approach was to precisely calculate the areas of the two spheres and subtract them.

That could help them work around those times or even mask the satellites’ light during exposure, and it could also be used in image processing to subtract satellite trails from the data itself.

Quickly adjust the weight by adding or subtracting from the five removable pockets, which hold between one to five pounds.

This team also subtracted out the expected number of seasonal cases of other flu-like infections.

To find out how much rock candy you made in each group, subtract the weight of each string at the beginning of the experiment from the weight of the candy-coated string.

Think of it as Game of Thrones—if you subtract the sex and violence and add drunken revelry and singing.

She knows exactly how to add or subtract hair for any style she wants, whenever she wants it.

“When a party is in the minority, it has to add, not subtract,” huffed Jennifer Rubin.

Subtract the wives, daughters, and widows and you are left with a fraction of that already small number.

“The unofficial formula we use is to go back to the year they were abused and subtract two years,” she explained.

Subtract 21⁄3rd times the difference of the temperature of the mercury.

If a change does not add to the sum total of their happiness, I trust that it will not subtract much from it.

This time we do not subtract A³ and CqA, because this subtraction is already affected by the preceding work.

Take as many nines as there are figures in the smallest number, and subtract that sum from the number of nines.

It was also permissible for the poet (besides adding to the line at the end) to subtract from it at the beginning, viz.

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On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to subtract, such as: deduct, withhold, decrease, detract, diminish, and discount.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.