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min·u·end  audio  (mny-nd) KEY 

NOUN:
The quantity from which another quantity, the subtrahend, is to be subtracted. In the equation 50 - 16 = 34, the minuend is 50.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin minuendum, thing to be diminished, from neuter gerundive of minuere, to lessen; see mei-2 in Indo-European roots


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