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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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