multiplicand

noun

mul·​ti·​pli·​cand ˌməl-tə-plə-ˈkand How to pronounce multiplicand (audio)
: the number that is to be multiplied by another

Examples of multiplicand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And its sheer complexity is why the semiprime products of RSA encryption can be shared openly, because only someone with one of the two multiplicands in hand could work out what the second one is. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 6 Dec. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

Latin multiplicandus, gerundive of multiplicare

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multiplicand was in 1594

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“Multiplicand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiplicand. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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multiplicand

noun
mul·​ti·​pli·​cand ˌməl-tə-pli-ˈkand How to pronounce multiplicand (audio)
: the number that is to be multiplied by another

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