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What is the opposite of addition?

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Opposite of the action or process of adding something to something else
“Indeed, with the removal of certain elements, this dish could have been great!”
Opposite of that which is added, or joined, to someone or something else
“This highlights a glaring omission from the device in that it does not offer any web connectivity.”
Opposite of the process of calculating the total of two or more numbers or amounts
Subtraction is a great method for determining how many items you will have remaining in a collection after you have shared or sold some of them.”
Opposite of the act or process of becoming larger in quantity
“As this energy system becomes depleted, there is a gradual decrease in power output, which can be measured as a decrease in performance.”
Opposite of an extra part or extension that is or may be attached to something
“The body of the car was completely smashed and was considered a write-off.”
Opposite of the act or process of calculating or reckoning
Opposite of an item in addition to what is usual or strictly necessary
“Airbags are a necessity for any modern vehicle.”
Opposite of a later or subsequent thought, action, or expedient
Opposite of a thing that is added or attached to something larger or more important
Opposite of an item of additional material added at the end of a book or other publication
Opposite of a beneficial or amelioratory addition or supplement to something
“The lettering was clean and simple all right, but it needed some contrast to generate some interest.”
Opposite of a flow inward or into something
“Not to let physical limits hold the industry down, new storage technologies are emerging to match the accelerating digitalization and global sharing of information.”
Opposite of top floor apartment
Opposite of an asset or object bought or obtained
“Marshall said his biggest loss was his personal papers, which included poetry and a letter from the governor of New York.”
(usually following a superlative) Opposite of someone or something that complements another well
“Auer eschews trends in favor of the most expressive clash in style and era, taking inspiration from the Le Marais neighborhood.”
Opposite of a small distinctive detail or feature
“On his way into the forest, Kevin found a blemish on the otherwise pristine carpet of snow.”
Opposite of the act of adding or attaching an extra part or extension
“Before the removal of any mechanical parts, please refer to the manual first to avoid malfunction.”
Opposite of something inserted, or the act of inserting something
“The movement was swift, and he experienced as much pain during the withdrawal of the needle as during its insertion.”
Opposite of something that is worth acquiring for its potential benefits
“Any of these products could be considered defective in nature and become a liability to the company that supplied it.”
Opposite of a purchase or something bought for a sum of money
Opposite of a sum of money added to a person's wages as a reward for good performance
Opposite of the total, aggregate or sum of a given material or objects
Opposite of the process of becoming different
Stagnation in our product is acceptable for now as it is still dominant in the market.”
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