Etymology
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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").

updated on January 25, 2019

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Definitions of minuend from WordNet

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