mul·​ti·​pli·​cand | \ ˌməl-tə-plə-ˈkand How to pronounce multiplicand (audio) \

Definition of multiplicand

: 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, "Scientists Crack Longest, Most Complex Encryption Key Ever," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of multiplicand

1594, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for multiplicand

Latin multiplicandus, gerundive of multiplicare

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“Multiplicand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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Kids Definition of multiplicand

: a number that is to be multiplied by another number

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