Definition of addend in English:



Mathematics Computing
  • A number which 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
    • ‘In this code, the addend is left on the stack.’
    • ‘The width of the sum in any direction equals the sum of widths of the addends in that direction.’
    • ‘In order to add two numbers three registers are normally required: two for the two addends and one more for the result.’
    • ‘The addends of the problems were lower than 6 and their sums were lower than 9.’
    • ‘Indeed, the sum is a polygon whose vertices are obtained as the sums of vertices of the addends.’


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