subtrahend

[suhb-truh-hend]
noun Arithmetic.
a number that is subtracted from another.
Compare minuend.


Origin:
1665–75; < Latin subtrahendum, neuter gerund of subtrahere; see subtract

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subtrahend (ˈsʌbtrəˌhɛnd)
 
n
the number to be subtracted from another number (the minuend)
 
[C17: from Latin subtrahendus, from subtrahere to subtract]

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subtrahend
1674, from L. subtrahendus numerus "number to be subtracted," from gerundive form of subtrahere (see subtract).
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subtrahend   (sŭb'trə-hěnd')  Pronunciation Key 
A number subtracted from another. For example, in the expression 4 - 3, 3 is the subtrahend.
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Given the minuend and subtrahend, find the difference.
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