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operand

[op-uh-rand] /ˈɒp əˌrænd/
noun, Mathematics.
1.
a quantity upon which a mathematical operation is performed.
Origin of operand
1885-1890
1885-90; < Late Latin operandum, gerund of operārī; see operate
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operand

/ˈɒpəˌrænd/
noun
1.
a quantity or function upon which a mathematical or logical operation is performed
Word Origin
C19: from Latin operandum (something) to be worked upon, from operārī to work
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n.

1886, from Latin operandum, neuter gerundive of operari (see operation).

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operand in Technology

programming
An argument of an operator or of a machine language instruction.
(1995-08-18)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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