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augend

[ aw-jend, aw-jend ]
/ ˈɔ dʒɛnd, ɔˈdʒɛnd /
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noun Mathematics.

a number to which another is added in forming a sum.Compare addend (def. 2).

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Origin of augend

1905–10; <Latin augendum a thing to be increased, noun use of neuter of augendus to be increased, gerund of augēre to increase
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British Dictionary definitions for augend

augend
/ (ˈɔːdʒɛnd, ɔːˈdʒɛnd) /

noun

a number to which another number, the addend, is added
from Latin augendum that is to be increased, from augēre to increase
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Scientific definitions for augend

augend
[ ôjĕnd′ ]

A quantity to which the addend is added.
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