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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A quantity on which a mathematical or logical operation is performed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which is to be operated upon; in mathematics, that which is subjected to an operator. In is the operator, f the operand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Math.) The symbol, quantity, or thing upon which a mathematical operation is performed; -- called also faciend.

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  • noun mathematics A quantity to which an operator is applied (in , the operands of the subtraction operator are 3 and ).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a quantity upon which a mathematical operation is performed

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin operandum, neuter gerundive of operārī, to operate; see operate.]

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From Late Latin operandum

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