# subtrahend

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## sub·tra·hend

(sŭb′trə-hĕnd′)
n.
A quantity or number to be subtracted from another.

[From Latin subtrahendum, neuter gerundive of subtrahere, to subtract; see subtract.]

## subtrahend

(ˈsʌbtrəˌhɛnd)
n
(Mathematics) the number to be subtracted from another number (the minuend)
[C17: from Latin subtrahendus, from subtrahere to subtract]
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## sub•tra•hend

(ˈsʌb trəˌhɛnd)

n.
a number that is subtracted from another. Compare minuend.
[1665–75; < Latin subtrahendum, neuter ger. of subtrahere; see subtract]

## sub·tra·hend

(sŭb′trə-hĕnd′)
A number subtracted from another. For example, in the expression 4 - 3, 3 is the subtrahend.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 subtrahend - the number to be subtracted from the minuendnumber - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
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Translations
subtraendo

## subtrahend

n (Math, form) → Subtrahend m
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