- a quantity upon which a mathematical operation is performed.
Origin of operand
1885–90; < Late Latin operandum, gerund of operārī; see operate
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Examples from the Web for operand
The original address, Y, of the instruction will not be used to locate the operand of the instruction, as is the normal case.
This new address is known as the indirect address for the instruction and will be used -9-to locate the operand.
The subroutines are called with one operand in the accumulator.
- a quantity or function upon which a mathematical or logical operation is performed
C19: from Latin operandum (something) to be worked upon, from operārī to work
Word Origin and History for operand
1886, from Latin operandum, neuter gerundive of operari (see operation).
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