Fr.: soustraction de ciel
The act or instance of removing the contribution of non-related, intervening foreground light to the object.
To take one number away from another; deduct. To perform the arithmetic operation of → subtraction.
From L. subtractus, p.p. of subtrahere "to draw from beneath, take away, draw off," from → sub- "from under" + trahere "to pull, draw."
Zirkaršidan, literally "to draw beneath," from zir-,
→ sub-, + karšidan "to draw, pul, drag," variant of
kašidan "to draw, protract, trail, drag, carry;"
Av. karš- "to draw; to plow," karša-
"furrow;" Proto-Iranian *kerš-/*xrah- "to draw, plow;"
cf. Skt. kars-, kársati "to pull, drag, plow;"
Gk. pelo, pelomai "to move, to bustle;" PIE base kwels-
The operation of finding the difference between two numbers or quantities.
Verbal noun of → subtract.
Fr.: synthèse soustractive
Color produced by mixing pigments rather than light. Mixing all of the subtractive colors together results in the color black. See also → additive color.