subtrahend

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Etymology[edit]

1670s, from Latin subtrahendus numerus ‎(number to be subtracted), form of subtrahō ‎(I pull out from under, I subtract) (English subtract).[1]

Surface analysis is subtract +‎ -end ‎(patient (recipient) of action).

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subtrahend ‎(plural subtrahends)

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

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  1. ^ subtrahend” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).