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EtymologyEdit

1670s, from Latin subtrahendus numerus (number to be subtracted), form of subtrahō (I pull out from under, I subtract) (English subtract).[1]

Surface analysis is subtract +‎ -end (patient (recipient) of action).

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subtrahend (plural subtrahends)

  1. (arithmetic) A number or quantity to be subtracted from another.
    In the subtraction 10 − 4, 4 is the subtrahend.

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  1. ^ subtrahend” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

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subtrahend m (plural subtrahends)

  1. (arithmetic) subtrahend (a number to be subtracted from another)

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