Definition of augend in English:


Line breaks: au¦gend
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːdʒɛnd


Mathematics & Computing
The number to which another is added: we can begin with the combination in which both the addend and the augend are 0's but the carry bit from the previous column is a 1 Compare with addend.
More example sentences
  • The results of these additions are divided by the number of augends added.
  • For instance, the message + 5 (add five) carries an implicit assumption that the augend is the present value of the number receiving the message.


late 19th century: via German from Latin augendus, gerundive of augere 'to increase'.

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