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Friday word: Minuend

min·u·end noun \ˈmin-yə-ˌwend\ : a number from which the subtrahend is to be subtracted

Example:

35-5=30

35 is the minuend, 5 is the subtrahend, or:

minuend-subtrahend=difference

Etymology:

Latin minuendum, neuter of minuendus, gerundive of minuere to lessen

First Known Use: 1706
Tags: latin, m, mathematical, noun, wordsmith: med_cat
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