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subtrahend

[suhb-truh-hend] /ˈsʌb trəˌhɛnd/
noun, Arithmetic
1.
a number that is subtracted from another.
Compare minuend.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin subtrahendum, neuter gerund of subtrahere; see subtract
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  • Given the minuend and subtrahend, find the difference.
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subtrahend

/ˈsʌbtrəˌhɛnd/
noun
1.
the number to be subtracted from another number (the minuend)
Word Origin
C17: from Latin subtrahendus, from subtrahere to subtract
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Word Origin and History for subtrahend
n.

1670s, from Latin subtrahendus numerus "number to be subtracted," from gerundive form of subtrahere (see subtraction).

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subtrahend
  (sŭb'trə-hěnd')   
A number subtracted from another. For example, in the expression 4 - 3, 3 is the subtrahend.
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