noun Arithmetic.
a number that is subtracted from another.
Compare minuend.

1665–75; < Latin subtrahendum, neuter gerund of subtrahere; see subtract Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Subtrahends
World English Dictionary
subtrahend (ˈsʌbtrəˌhɛnd)
the number to be subtracted from another number (the minuend)
[C17: from Latin subtrahendus, from subtrahere to subtract]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Word Origin & History

1674, from L. subtrahendus numerus "number to be subtracted," from gerundive form of subtrahere (see subtract).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
subtrahend   (sŭb'trə-hěnd')  Pronunciation Key 
A number subtracted from another. For example, in the expression 4 - 3, 3 is the subtrahend.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature