Meaning of OPERAND in English


I. |äpə|rand noun

( -s )

Etymology: Latin operandum, neuter of gerundive of operari to work, operate — more at operate

1. : a quantity upon which a mathematical operation is performed or which arises from an operation

2. logic

a. : something that is operated on by an operator

b. : the scope of an operator

II. noun

( -s )

: the part of a computer instruction that indicates the quantities to be operated on ; also : one of these quantities

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