subtrahend

noun

sub·​tra·​hend ˈsəb-trə-ˌhend How to pronounce subtrahend (audio)
: a number that is to be subtracted from a minuend

Word History

Etymology

Latin subtrahendus, gerundive of subtrahere

First Known Use

1685, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subtrahend was in 1685

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Cite this Entry

“Subtrahend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subtrahend. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

subtrahend

noun
sub·​tra·​hend ˈsəb-trə-ˌhend How to pronounce subtrahend (audio)
: a number that is to be subtracted from another number
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