subtrahend

noun
sub·​tra·​hend | \ ˈsəb-trə-ˌhend How to pronounce subtrahend (audio) \

Definition of subtrahend

: a number that is to be subtracted from a minuend

First Known Use of subtrahend

1685, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for subtrahend

Latin subtrahendus, gerundive of subtrahere

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“Subtrahend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subtrahend. Accessed 2 Apr. 2020.

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