sum·​mand | \ ˈsə-ˌmand How to pronounce summand (audio) , ˌsə-ˈmand \

Definition of summand

: a term in a summation : addend

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Recent Examples on the Web But in the 3-adics, 972 is the same size as 486, because both the sum (972) and the summand (486) have the same number of 3s in their prime factorization. Quanta Magazine, "An Infinite Universe of Number Systems," 19 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of summand

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for summand

Medieval Latin summandus, gerund of summare to sum, from summa

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21 Oct 2020

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“Summand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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