Definition of operand noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɒpərænd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːpərænd//
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the number on which an operation is to be done Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Latin operandum, neuter gerundive of operari ‘expend labour on’, from opus, oper- ‘work’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: operand