Math Definitions - Letter M


Definition of Minuend

Definition of Minuend

The minuend is the number that things are taken away from in subtraction.

The thing that is taken away is the subtrahend.

The result of the subtraction is the difference.

So, we have:

minuend - subtrahend = difference

For example, in the subtraction \(13 - 9 = 4\), the minuend is \(13\), the subtrahend is \(9\) and the difference is \(4\).


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter M

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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