nounMathematics & 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.
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- 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.
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