# minuend

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## min·u·end

(mĭn′yo͞o-ĕnd′)
n.
The quantity from which another quantity, the subtrahend, is to be subtracted. In the equation 50 - 16 = 34, the minuend is 50.

[Latin minuendum, thing to be diminished, from neuter gerundive of minuere, to lessen; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

## minuend

(ˈmɪnjʊˌɛnd)
n
(Mathematics) the number from which another number, the subtrahend, is to be subtracted. Compare subtrahend
[C18: from Latin minuendus (numerus) (the number) to be diminished]

## min•u•end

(ˈmɪn yuˌɛnd)

n.
a number from which another is subtracted. Compare subtrahend.
[1700–10; < Latin minuendus (numerus) (number) to be diminished or made smaller, gerundive of minuere]

## min·u·end

(mĭn′yo͞o-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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 Noun 1 minuend - the number from which the subtrahend is subtractednumber - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
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