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minuend

[min-yoo-end] /ˈmɪn yuˌɛnd/
noun, Arithmetic
1.
a number from which another is subtracted.
Compare subtrahend.
Origin
1700-1710
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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British Dictionary definitions for minuend

minuend

/ˈmɪnjʊˌɛnd/
noun
1.
the number from which another number, the subtrahend, is to be subtracted Compare subtrahend
Word Origin
C18: from Latin minuendus (numerus) (the number) to be diminished
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Word Origin and History for minuend
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 in Science
minuend
  (mĭn'y-ěnd')   
A number from which another is subtracted. For example, in the numerical expression 100 - 23 = 77, the minuend is 100.
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