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[min-yoo-end] /ˈmɪn yuˌɛnd/

noun, Arithmetic.
a number from which another is subtracted.
the number from which another number, the subtrahend, is to be subtracted Compare subtrahend

“number from which another number is to be subtracted,” 1706, from Latin minuendus (numerus), gerundive past participle of minuere “to reduce, diminish, make small” (see minus).
A number from which another is subtracted. For example, in the numerical expression 100 – 23 = 77, the minuend is 100.


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