[ min-yoo-end ]
/ ˈmɪn yuˌɛnd /
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a number from which another is subtracted.
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Origin of minuend
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
/ (ˈmɪnjʊˌɛnd) /
the number from which another number, the subtrahend, is to be subtractedCompare subtrahend
Word Origin for minuend
C18: from Latin minuendus (numerus) (the number) to be diminished
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Scientific definitions for minuend
[ mĭn′yōō-ĕnd′ ]
A number from which another is subtracted. For example, in the numerical expression 100 - 23 = 77, the minuend is 100.
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