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

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


(Mathematics) a quantity or function upon which a mathematical or logical operation is performed
[C19: from Latin operandum (something) to be worked upon, from operārī to work]


(ˈɒp əˌrænd)

a quantity upon which a mathematical operation is performed.
[1885–90; < Late Latin operandum, ger. of operārī; see operate]
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Noun1.operand - a quantity upon which a mathematical operation is performed
quantity - the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable


[ˈɒpərænd] Noperando m


n (Math, Comput) → Operand m
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As can be observed from table 2, this proposal requires less delay and area, and operates on small operands of magnitude.
To use this simple hardware to do arithmetical operations, it is necessary to have bit-stream shaped operands [4].
By using the merit function method, constant optimization was performed until a suitable value was found; the process involved keying in preset operands and their values in the merit function table and complementing it with a built-in operand OPDX (wavefront difference).
The parameter named MAX-PRECISION WIDTH specifies the highest supported precision width [absolute value of p], whereas the parameter WORDWIDTH is used to specify the word width [absolute value of w] of the operands involved in the calculations.
The measures have been developed for determining a quantitative measure of complexity directly from the operators and operands in the module.
Where A(x) and B(x) correspond to the polynomial representation of the operands. In the case of the RS encoder, the multiplicand A(x) corresponds to a coefficient of the code generator polynomial, the multiplier B(x) to the data input, andp(x) is the irreducible polynomial of the Galois field.
Adders, in particular, assume that the execution of an operation must be accurately completed within a prescribed time period, for e.g., a single clock cycle, independently of the input operands [1].
Here, the operands to be added up, is divided into four approximately equivalent-delay multi-operand addition blocks.
Signed-Digit (SD) Radix5 was employed to recode one of the input operands of the multiplier for the generation of the partial products.