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minuend

[ min-yoo-end ]
/ ˈmɪn yuˌɛnd /
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noun Arithmetic.
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

minuend
/ (ˈmɪnjʊˌɛnd) /

noun
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

minuend
[ mĭnyōō-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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