a number that is subtracted from another.
- Compare minuend.
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How to use subtrahend in a sentence
In arithmetic operations it holds the addend, subtrahend, multiplicand, or divisor.Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3) | Digital Equipment Corporation
The truth is, our charming Princess is always liable to a certain subtrahend.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. IX. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
Which is the larger (largest) number, the minuend or the subtrahend?Practical Exercises in English | Huber Gray Buehler
The subtrahend is placed under the minuend to be drawn from it.Orthography | Elmer W. Cavins
British Dictionary definitions for subtrahend
the number to be subtracted from another number (the minuend)
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Scientific definitions for subtrahend
A number subtracted from another. For example, in the expression 4 - 3, 3 is the subtrahend.
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