minuend

minuend

[min-yoo-end]
noun Arithmetic.
a number from which another is subtracted.
Compare subtrahend.


Origin:
1700–10; < Latin minuendus (numerus) (number) to be diminished or made smaller, (gerundive of minuere), equivalent to minu- (see minus) + -endus gerundive suffix

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minuend (ˈmɪnjʊˌɛnd)
 
n
Compare subtrahend the number from which another number, the subtrahend, is to be subtracted
 
[C18: from Latin minuendus (numerus) (the number) to be diminished]

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minuend
1706, from L. minuendus (numerus), gerundive pp. of minuere "to diminish, make small," from root of minus (see minus).
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minuend   (mĭn'y-ěnd')  Pronunciation Key 
A number from which another is subtracted. For example, in the numerical expression 100 - 23 = 77, the minuend is 100.
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