Number and Subtract


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Number verb – To find the sum of (a collection of things) by noting each one as it is being added.
Subtract is an antonym for number in count topic.
Nearby Words: numberless, numbered, numbering
Antonyms for Number


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Subtract verb – To take away (an amount or number) from a total.
Number is an antonym for subtract.
Nearby Words: subtraction, subtracting
Antonyms for Subtract
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Common collocations

set number set subtract set
list number list subtract list
numbers number numbers subtract numbers
heroes number heroes subtract heroes
Other nouns: riders.

Both words in one sentence

  • Useful Notes / Programming Language An extraordinarily simple instruction might be "Take the number stored at memory address X and subtract it from the number stored at memory address Y, then send it to the printer located at hardware address Z".
  • Somehow you can manage to take 1, then repeatedly subtract and add 1 from it alternatingly, and wind up with any negative number you want, simply by repeating the subtraction-addition cycle the right number of times!
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Antonyms for number
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