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verb [intransitive/transitive] subtract pronunciation in British English /səbˈtrækt/
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present participlesubtracting
past tensesubtracted
past participlesubtracted
  1. 1
    maths to take a number or amount from another number or amount. The symbol for this is – and 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.

  2. 2
    to take away a small part of something


a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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