from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A quantity or number to be subtracted from another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A number or quantity to be subtracted from another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The sum or number to be subtracted, or taken from another (the
minuend) to find the difference.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mathematics, the number to be taken from another (which is called the minuend) in the operation of subtraction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the number to be subtracted from the minuend
From Latin subtrahendum, neuter gerundive of subtrahere, to subtract; see subtract.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1670s, from Latin subtrahendus numerus ("number to be subtracted"), form of subtrahō ("I pull out from under, I subtract") (English subtract). (Wiktionary)