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verb [intransitive/transitive] British English pronunciation: subtract /səbˈtrækt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theysubtract
he/she/itsubtracts
present participlesubtracting
past tensesubtracted
past participlesubtracted
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    maths to take a number or amount from another number or amount. The symbol for this isand is called a minus sign

    How much will it be if we subtract the labour costs?

    subtract something from something:

    If you subtract 80 from 100, you get 20.

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