Origin of minuendClassical Latin minuendum, to be diminished, neuter gerund, gerundive of minuere: see minute
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.
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.