## Another word for subtract

To take away (a quantity) from another quantity:

abate, deduct, discount, rebate, take (off). (Informal) knock off. See increase

- To
**subtract**, we may proceed in either of two ways. - To add or
**subtract**decimals, we must reduce them to the same denomination, i.e. - She can add and
**subtract**with great rapidity up to the sum of one hundred; and she knows the multiplication tables as far as the FIVES. - Thus by adding 2 to aN we can
**subtract**N from aN+2, obtaining 2000-0000, which is =2. - To add or
**subtract**fractional numbers, we must reduce them to a common denominator; and similarly, to multiply or divide surds, we must express them as power-numbers with the same index.

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