minuend

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From Latin "minuendus" ("something to be diminished/decreased"), gerundive form of "minuere" ("to decrease/diminish").

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minuend ‎(plural minuends)

  1. (arithmetic) A number or quantity from which another is to be subtracted.
    In the subtraction 10 − 4, 10 is the minuend.

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