minuend

noun

min·​u·​end ˈmin-yə-ˌwend How to pronounce minuend (audio)
: a number from which the subtrahend is to be subtracted

Word History

Etymology

Latin minuendum, neuter of minuendus, gerundive of minuere to lessen — more at minor

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of minuend was in 1706

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Cite this Entry

“Minuend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minuend. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

minuend

noun

min·​u·​end ˈmin-yə-ˌwend How to pronounce minuend (audio)
: a number from which another number is to be subtracted
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