noun Mathematics.

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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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

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

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