[aw-jend, aw-jend]

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for augend


  1. a number to which another number, the addend, is added

Word Origin for augend

from Latin augendum that is to be increased, from augēre to increase
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augend in Science


  1. A quantity to which the addend is added.
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