Origin of subtrahendClassical Latin subtrahendus, gerund, gerundive of subtrahere: see subtract
An example of a subtrahend is one cup of sugar that been removed from a ten cup jar of sugar.
Origin of subtrahendFrom Latin subtrahendum neuter gerundive of subtrahere to subtract ; see subtract .
- (arithmetic) A number or quantity to be subtracted from another.
- In the subtraction 10 âˆ’ 4, 4 is the subtrahend.
1670s, from Latin subtrahendus numerus (“number to be subtracted"), form of subtrahÅ (“I pull out from under, I subtract") (English subtract).
Surface analysis is subtract +"Ž -end (“patient (recipient) of action").