operand

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noun op·er·and \ˌä-pə-ˈrand\

Definition of operand

  1. :  something (such as a quantity or data) that is operated on (as in a mathematical operation); also :  the address in a computer instruction of data to be operated on

Origin and Etymology of operand

Latin operandum, neuter of gerundive of operari


First Known Use: 1853

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