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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
- ‘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.
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