One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The number to which an addend 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’
- ‘For instance, the message + 5 (add five) carries an implicit assumption that the augend is the present value of the number receiving the message.’
- ‘The results of these additions are divided by the number of augends added.’
Late 19th century: via German from Latin augendus, gerundive of augere ‘to increase’.
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