Subtraction (-)

The subtraction operator (-) subtracts the two operands, producing their difference.

Syntax

Operator: x - y

Examples

Subtraction with numbers

5 - 3     // 2
3 - 5     // -2

Subtraction with non-numbers

'foo' - 3 // NaN

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript Language Specification (ECMAScript)
# sec-subtraction-operator-minus

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See also