[ muhl-tuh-pli-kand ]
/ ˌmʌl tə plɪˈkænd /

noun Arithmetic.

a number to be multiplied by another.

Nearby words

  1. multiplex,
  2. multiplexer,
  3. multiplexing,
  4. multipliable,
  5. multiplicable,
  6. multiplicate,
  7. multiplication,
  8. multiplication sign,
  9. multiplication table,
  10. multiplicative

Origin of multiplicand

1585–95; < Latin multiplicandum, noun use of neuter of multiplicandus to be multiplied, gerundive of multiplicāre to multiply1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for multiplicand


/ (ˌmʌltɪplɪˈkænd) /


a number to be multiplied by another number, the multiplierSee also multiplier

Word Origin for multiplicand

C16: from Latin multiplicandus, gerund of multiplicāre to multiply

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Word Origin and History for multiplicand



"number to be multiplied by another number," 1590s, from Latin multiplicandus "to be multiplied," gerundive of multiplicare (see multiply).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for multiplicand


[ mŭl′tə-plĭ-kănd ]

A number that is multiplied by another number.
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