nounMathematics & 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'.
Definition of augend in:
- The US English dictionary