Definition of subtrahend in English:

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subtrahend

Pronunciation: /ˈsəbtrəˌhend/

noun

Mathematics
A quantity or number to be subtracted from another.
Example sentences
  • The game has three parameters. Nums is the number of minuends to subtract from. 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.
  • That founded because of what I have said earlier, that the Commissioner found that the subtrahend in the equation, namely the value of improvements, was not in fact the value.

Origin

Late 17th century: from Latin subtrahendus 'to be taken away', gerundive of subtrahere (see subtract).

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Syllabification: sub·tra·hend

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