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SUBTRACTION. The act of withholding or detaining anything unlawfully.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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16 Calculate the following: multiply 19 by 9, subtract 26, multiply by 8, divide by 2, and finally add 37?
The low energy tail has a component that cannot be subtracted by the veto detectors.
* Subtract R&D expenditures capitalized for book.
And don't forget to subtract the fiber from the total carbs in that ordinary bread before you compare it to the "net carbs" in that lower-carb bread.
(a) If yes, subtract the second of these numbers from the first and write the result below the line, in the ones column.
It is because she recognizes her inability to divorce herself from her identity that she rather than subtract from herself, advocates adding other voices.
Computation skills refer to the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages.
That equals 40 days, if you subtract the Sundays," the Morning News reports.
Subtract from that amount the cost of creating a perimeter of rigid foam (EPS-type) insulation.