Origin of operandfrom Classical Latin operandum, neuter gerund, gerundive of operari, to work: see operate
Origin of operandFrom Latin operandum neuter gerundive of operārī to operate ; see operate .
- (mathematics, computing) A quantity to which an operator is applied (in , the operands of the subtraction operator are 3 and).
From Late Latin operandum
operand - Computer Definition
The part of a machine instruction that references data or a peripheral device. In the instruction, ADD A to B, A and B are the operands (nouns), and ADD is the operation code (verb). In the instruction READ TRACK 9, SECTOR 32, track and sector are the operands.