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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section III. Quantity
3. Conjunctive Quantity

38. Nonaddition. Deduction.

   NOUN:DEDUCTION, subtraction, subduction; retrenchment; removal; sublation [rare], ablation; abstraction (taking) [See Taking]; garbling &c. v.; mutilation, detruncation; amputation; recision, abscision, excision; abrasion; curtailment [See Shortness].
  REBATE (decrement) [See Decrement]; minuend, subtrahend; decrease [See Nonincrease, Decrease].
   VERB:SUBDUCT, subtract, deduct, deduce; bate, retrench; remove, withdraw; take from, take away; detract; garble.
  MUTILATE, amputate, detruncate; cut off, cut away, cut out; abscind, excise.
  PARE, thin, prune, decimate, eliminate, rebate; bant [colloq.], reduce; abrade, scrape, file.
  GELD, castrate, envirate [rare], cut, spay (female), capon or caponize (a cock), eunuchize [rare], unman, emasculate.
  DIMINISH [See Nonincrease, Decrease]; curtail (shorten) [See Shortness]; deprive of (take) [See Taking]; weaken.
   ADJECTIVE:SUBTRACTED &c. v.; subtractive.
  TAILLESS, acaudal, acaudate.
   ADVERB:IN DEDUCTION &c. n.; less; short of; minus, without, except, excepting, with the exception of, barring, bar, save, exclusive of, save and except, with a reservation, ablatitious [rare].