Operand meaning

ŏpər-ənd
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A quantity on which a mathematical or logical operation is performed.
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That which is operated upon by an operator.
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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.
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(mathematics, computing) A quantity to which an operator is applied (in , the operands of the subtraction operator are 3 and).
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Origin of operand

  • From Latin operandum neuter gerundive of operārī to operate operate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin operandum

    From Wiktionary