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suhb trak shuhn

  • n  an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated
    the subtraction of three from four leaves one
  • n  the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)
    he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks

  • The arithmetic that Hitler has taught to Jews in the Third Reich has been the misery of subtraction.
  • Simplest subtraction has been the decrease of the Reich's Jewish population by emigration, deportation and death.
  • Imports, which are a subtraction in the calculation of GDP, decreased.
News & Articles

  • Derek Reese to play for Puerto Rico's national team again
    Tennessee’s Derek Reese was a last-minute subtraction from the Rocky Top League summer basketball program. It was for a good reason.
    June 14, 2013 - Knoxville News Sentinel
  • InternMatch Lands $4 Million Series A To Build Its Data-Based Job Search Platform
    InternMatch has raised a $4 million Series A funding round led by ARTIS Ventures and Subtraction Capital , as well as follow-on investors including Kapor Capital and 500 Startups . The company will use the money to expand its engineering and marketing teams and build data-based technology to help match companies with the right applicants. InternMatch, which launched in 2009, has now raised a ...
    June 11, 2013 - TechCrunch

  • Robert Menendez in USA Today
    US Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democrat from Dobbs' home state of New Jersey and the Senate's only Hispanic member, called it "addition by subtraction" for CNN.
  • Pat Riley in The Canadian Press
    We are continuing with what we set out to do the day we decided to rebuild the team. That is to put together the best team possible, and sometimes that process requires addition by subtraction,Riley said.
  • Joe Maddon in Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
    We absolutely needed a change, but I'm not going to say it was based on those two young men (Young, Dukes),manager Joe Maddon said. "The change comes from not necessarily the subtraction of those people, but the addition of Percival, Floyd...

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