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operand

[op-uh-rand] /ˈɒp əˌrænd/
noun, Mathematics
1.
a quantity upon which a mathematical operation is performed.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Late Latin operandum, gerund of operārī; see operate
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operand

/ˈɒpəˌrænd/
noun
1.
a quantity or function upon which a mathematical or logical operation is performed
Word Origin
C19: from Latin operandum (something) to be worked upon, from operārī to work
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operand

n.

1886, from Latin operandum, neuter gerundive of operari (see operation).

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