# algebraic subtraction

## algebraic subtraction

[‚al·jə‚brā·ik səb′trak·shən] (mathematics)

The subtraction of signed numbers, equivalent to reversing the sign of the subtrahend and adding it to the minuend.

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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