minuend

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Latin minuendus (something to be diminished), gerundive of 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 and 4 is the subtrahend.

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