Definition of addend in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaˌdend/


Mathematics & Computing
A number that 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.
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • In order to add two numbers three registers are normally required: two for the two addends and one more for the result.


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

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Syllabification: ad·dend

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