operand

[op-uh-rand]
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noun Mathematics.

a quantity upon which a mathematical operation is performed.

Nearby words

  1. opera house,
  2. opera seria,
  3. opera window,
  4. operable,
  5. operagoer,
  6. operant,
  7. operant conditioning,
  8. operant learning,
  9. operate,
  10. operatic

Origin of operand

1885–90; < Late Latin operandum, gerund of operārī; see operate

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British Dictionary definitions for operand

operand

noun

a quantity or function upon which a mathematical or logical operation is performed

Word Origin for operand

C19: from Latin operandum (something) to be worked upon, from operārī to work

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Word Origin and History for operand

operand

n.

1886, from Latin operandum, neuter gerundive of operari (see operation).

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