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minuend (n.)

in mathematics, "number from which another number is to be subtracted," 1706, from Latin minuendus (numerus), gerundive past participle of minuere "to reduce, diminish, make small" (from PIE root *mei- (2) "small").

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Definitions of minuend

minuend (n.)
the number from which the subtrahend is subtracted;
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