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# multiplicand

[muhl-tuh-pli-kand] /ˌmʌl tə plɪˈkænd/
noun, Arithmetic.
1.
a number to be multiplied by another.
Origin of multiplicand
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin multiplicandum, noun use of neuter of multiplicandus to be multiplied, gerundive of multiplicāre to multiply1
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Examples from the Web for multiplicand
Historical Examples
• To multiply by 10, all you have to do is to put a cipher after the multiplicand.

Thomas De Quincey
• Let the task be to multiply a multiplicand of four figures by a multiplier of three.

• Ores are the multiplicand and man the multiplier in the product which represents value or availability.

C. K. Leith
• In short, man is the multiplier and the mineral substance is the multiplicand in the product known as value.

C. K. Leith
• The next step is to arrange the multiplier and the multiplicand above the partial products.

• The Multiplier is the number denoting how many times the multiplicand is to be taken.

Edward L. Thorndike
• Then the product has meaning: it is a concrete quantity of the same denomination as the multiplicand.

Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
• In arithmetic operations it holds the addend, subtrahend, multiplicand, or divisor.

Digital Equipment Corporation
• Therefore zeros in the multiplier would cause a corresponding change of position in the figures of the multiplicand.

Maria Montessori
British Dictionary definitions for multiplicand

## multiplicand

/ˌmʌltɪplɪˈkænd/
noun
1.
a number to be multiplied by another number, the multiplier See also multiplier
Word Origin
C16: from Latin multiplicandus, gerund of multiplicāre to multiply
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Word Origin and History for multiplicand
n.

"number to be multiplied by another number," 1590s, from Latin multiplicandus "to be multiplied," gerundive of multiplicare (see multiply).

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multiplicand in Science
 multiplicand   (mŭl'tə-plĭ-kānd')    A number that is multiplied by another number.
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