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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.]
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(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]
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(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
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[ˈɒpərænd] Noperando m
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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.
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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.
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.