[ ad-end, uh-dend ]
/ ˈæd ɛnd, əˈdɛnd /
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.
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Origin of addend
First recorded in 1905–10; shortening of addendum
Words nearby addend
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Example sentences from the Web for addend
In arithmetic operations it holds the addend, subtrahend, multiplicand, or divisor.Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)|Digital Equipment Corporation
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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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Scientific definitions for addend
[ ăd′ĕnd′ ]
A number that is added to another number.
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