minuend(redirected from minuends)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
The quantity from which another quantity, the subtrahend, is to be subtracted. In the equation 50 - 16 = 34, the minuend is 50.
(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]
a number from which another is subtracted. Compare subtrahend.
[1700–10; < Latin minuendus (numerus) (number) to be diminished or made smaller, gerundive of minuere]
A number from which another is subtracted. For example, in the numerical expression 100 - 23 = 77, the minuend is 100.