SUBTRACTIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SUBTRACTIVE
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 a.  involving subtraction; having the minus sign; tending to subtract
Classic Sentence:
1  When the difficulty of learning the English language was subtracted, I found that in the matter of learning trades and in mastering academic studies there was little difference between the coloured and Indian students.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VI.
2  Everything with him was multiplication or subtraction.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9. The Evening of the Betrothal.
3  And in what way a knowledge of addition and subtraction and the catechism is going to improve their material condition, I never could make out.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 28
4  By means of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, settle everything somehow, and never wonder.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII
5  Besides, it would much subtract from the glory of the exploit had St. George but encountered a crawling reptile of the land, instead of doing battle with the great monster of the deep.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 82. The Honour and Glory of Whaling.
Example Sentence:
1  Select color mixing to see a demonstration of additive and subtractive color mixing.
2  In general, I'm an additive writer rather than a subtractive one - I write short, and then go back and fill in the holes and expand stuff.
3  Mandy subtracted the date of birth from the date of death.
4  Four subtracted from ten equals six.
5  The savings from eliminating redundancy is not being subtracted in calculating the true cost.
6  He complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks.
7  This selection will show you how to subtract two numbers.
8  Except at this point you're allowed to subtract any tax credits to which you're entitled from the bill.
9  In their first year at school, most children learn to add and subtract.