subtrahend

[ suhb-truh-hend ]
/ ˈsʌb trəˌhɛnd /

noun Arithmetic.

a number that is subtracted from another.
Compare minuend.

Origin of subtrahend

1665–75; < Latin subtrahendum, neuter gerund of subtrahere; see subtract
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British Dictionary definitions for subtrahend

subtrahend

/ (ˈsʌbtrəˌhɛnd) /

noun

the number to be subtracted from another number (the minuend)

Word Origin for subtrahend

C17: from Latin subtrahendus, from subtrahere to subtract
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Science definitions for subtrahend

subtrahend

[ sŭbtrə-hĕnd′ ]

A number subtracted from another. For example, in the expression 4 - 3, 3 is the subtrahend.
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