[ ad-end, uh-dend ]
/ ˈæd ɛnd, əˈdɛnd /

noun Mathematics.

any of a group of numbers or terms added together to form a sum.
(formerly) a number that is added to another in forming a sum.
Compare augend.

Origin of addend

First recorded in 1905–10; shortening of addendum Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for addend


/ (ˈædɛnd, əˈdɛnd) /


any of a set of numbers that is to be addedCompare sum 1 (def. 1)

Word Origin for addend

C20: short for addendum
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Science definitions for addend


[ ădĕnd′ ]

A number that is added to another number.
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