The definition of a minuend is the amount from which a quantity is subtracted.
An example of a minuend is the number 27 in the equation 27 minus 12 equals 15.
Arith. the number or quantity from which another (the subtrahend) is to be subtracted
Origin of minuendClassical Latin minuendum, to be diminished, neuter gerund, gerundive of minuere: see minute
The quantity from which another quantity, the subtrahend, is to be subtracted. In the equation 50 − 16 = 34, the minuend is 50.
Origin of minuendLatin minuendum thing to be diminished from neuter gerundive of minuere to lessen ; see mei-2 in Indo-European roots.
- (arithmetic) A number or quantity from which another is to be subtracted.
- In the subtraction 10 âˆ’ 4, 10 is the minuend.