operand

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin operandum

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɒpəɹænd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɑpəˌɹænd/, /ˌɑpəˈɹænd/
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Noun[edit]

operand (plural operands)

  1. (mathematics, computing) A quantity to which an operator is applied (in , the operands of the subtraction operator are 3 and ).
    • 1992, Michael A. Miller, The 68000 Microprocessor Family: Architecture, Programming, and Applications (page 47)
      When the microprocessor decodes the JSR opcode, it stores the operand into the TEMP register and pushes the current contents of the PC ($00 0128) onto the stack.

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