A.taking away, carrying off, remoual, Pl.Cri.46c (pl.); putting off, “τοῦ θνητοῦ” Hierocl.in CA27p.483M.; opp. πρόσθεσις, Plu.Lyc.13 (pl.).
2. as law-term, assertion of freedom of a reputed slave, Hyp.Fr.23.
3. amputation, Archig. ap. Orib.47.13.4.
II. in Logic, abstraction, ἐξ, δι᾽ ἀφαιρέσεως, Arist.Cael.299a16, EN1142a18; esp. “τὰ ἐξ ἀ.” mathe-matics, Id.AP0.81b3, Metaph.1061a29, al.; opp. ἐκ προσθέσεως, ib. 1077b9; also “τὰ ἐν ἀ. ὄντα” Id.de An.429b18, al.:—Cicero jokes on this term, Att.6.1.2.