[ suhb-truh-hend ]
/ ˈsʌb trəˌhɛnd /
a number that is subtracted from another.
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Origin of subtrahend
1665–75; <Latin subtrahendum, neuter gerund of subtrahere;see subtract
Words nearby subtrahend
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Example sentences from the Web for subtrahend
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
In arithmetic operations it holds the addend, subtrahend, multiplicand, or divisor.Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)|Digital Equipment Corporation
British Dictionary definitions for subtrahend
/ (ˈsʌbtrəˌhɛnd) /
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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Scientific definitions for subtrahend
[ sŭb′trə-hĕnd′ ]
A number subtracted from another. For example, in the expression 4 - 3, 3 is the subtrahend.
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