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subtrahend

[ suhb-truh-hend ]
/ ˈsʌb trəˌhɛnd /
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noun Arithmetic.

a number that is subtracted from another.

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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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Scientific 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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