Definition of multiplicand in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌməltəpliˈkand/


A quantity that is to be multiplied by another (the multiplier).
Example sentences
  • Last step: take half the left-hand digit of the multiplicand and reduce by 2. 4 First step: subtract from 10, and add 5 if the number is odd.
  • Lay down the multiplicand in the upper row and the multiplier in the lower, with the product in between.
  • Thus to find the product of 75 by 75, multiply the last digit of the multiplicand and the multiplier, which gives 25.


Late 16th century: from medieval Latin multiplicandus 'to be multiplied', gerundive of Latin multiplicare (see multiply1).

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Syllabification: mul·ti·pli·cand

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