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minuend Syllabification: min·u·end
Pronunciation: /ˈminyəˌwend/

Definition of minuend in English:


A quantity or number from which another is to be subtracted.
Example sentences
  • #Subs is the number of possible subtrahends to be subtracted from minuends.
  • I need help understanding the rules of subtracting binary numbers when the subtrahend is larger then the minuend.
  • Of course, that means the minuend of the equations does not exist.


Early 18th century: from Latin minuendus, gerundive of minuere 'diminish'.

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