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A quantity or number to be subtracted from another.
[From Latin subtrahendum, neuter gerundive of subtrahere, to subtract; see subtract.]
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(Mathematics) the number to be subtracted from another number (the minuend)
[C17: from Latin subtrahendus, from subtrahere to subtract]
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a number that is subtracted from another. Compare minuend.
[1665–75; < Latin subtrahendum, neuter ger. of subtrahere; see subtract]
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A number subtracted from another. For example, in the expression 4 - 3, 3 is the subtrahend.
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