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[muhl-tuh-pli-kand] /ˌmʌl tə plɪˈkænd/
noun, Arithmetic
a number to be multiplied by another.
Origin of multiplicand
1585-95; < Latin multiplicandum, noun use of neuter of multiplicandus to be multiplied, gerundive of multiplicāre to multiply1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for multiplicand
  • As typically implemented in a hardware serial implementation, a shift register will store the multiplicand data.
  • Number of significant digits in the multiplicand value.
British Dictionary definitions for multiplicand


a number to be multiplied by another number, the multiplier See also multiplier
Word Origin
C16: from Latin multiplicandus, gerund of multiplicāre to multiply
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Word Origin and History for multiplicand

"number to be multiplied by another number," 1590s, from Latin multiplicandus "to be multiplied," gerundive of multiplicare (see multiply).

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multiplicand in Science
A number that is multiplied by another number.
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