- 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.
Origin of addend
First recorded in 1905–10; shortening of addendum
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"I will addend to it, Leftenant," replied Meyer with perfect calmness and with his mechanical salute.Overland
John William De Forest
In arithmetic operations it holds the addend, subtrahend, multiplicand, or divisor.Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)
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- any of a set of numbers that is to be addedCompare sum 1 (def. 1)
Word Origin for addend
C20: short for addendum
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
- A number that is added to another number.
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