Definition of addend in English:


Line breaks: ad¦dend
Pronunciation: /ˈadɛnd


Mathematics & Computing
  • A number which is added to another: as its name suggests the Accumulator ‘accumulates’ by keeping its addend in memory and incrementing by the addend it receives from another transmitting unit Compare with augend.
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    • In this code, the addend is left on the stack.
    • The width of the sum in any direction equals the sum of widths of the addends in that direction.
    • Indeed, the sum is a polygon whose vertices are obtained as the sums of vertices of the addends.


late 17th century: from Latin addendus 'to be added', gerundive of addere (see add).

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