# - Subtract¶

Syntax: x-y, -[x;y]

Where x and y are numerics or temporals, returns their difference/s.

q)3 4 5-2
1 2 3
q)2000.11.22 - 03:44:55.666
2000.11.21D20:15:04.334000000


Subtract is an atomic function.

Add is generally faster than Subtract.

## Range and domains¶

-| b g x h i j e f c s p m d z n u v t
-| -----------------------------------
b| i . i i i j e f i . p m d z n u v t
g| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
x| i . i i i j e f i . p m d z n u v t
h| i . i i i j e f i . p m d z n u v t
i| i . i i i j e f i . p m d z n u v t
j| j . j j j j e f j . p m d z n u v t
e| e . e e e e e f e . p m d z n u v t
f| f . f f f f f f f . f f z z f f f f
c| . . . . . . . f . . p m d z n u v t
s| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
p| p . p p p p p f p . n . . . p p p p
m| m . m m m m m f m . . i . . p p p p
d| d . d d d d d z d . . . i . p p p p
z| z . z z z z z z z . . . . f p z z z
n| n . n n n n n f n . p p p p n n n n
u| u . u u u u u f u . p p p z n u v t
v| v . v v v v v f v . p p p z n v v t
t| t . t t t t t f t . p p p z n t t t


Range: ijefpmdznuvt