# operand

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## operand

a quantity or function upon which a mathematical or logical operation is performed
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## operand

[′äp·ə‚rand]
(computer science)
Any one of the quantities entering into or arising from an operation.
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## operand

(programming)
An argument of an operator or of a machine language instruction.

## operand

The part of a machine instruction that references data or a peripheral device. In the instruction, ADD A to B, A and B are the operands (nouns), and ADD is the operation code (verb). In the instruction READ TRACK 9, SECTOR 32, track and sector are the operands.
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It features four symbolic horizontal RAM operand locations with MAX-PRECISION WIDTH bit each which are organized as eight pieces of MAX-PRECISION-WIDTH/8 bit each.
Here, the operands to be added up, is divided into four approximately equivalent-delay multi-operand addition blocks.
After the column-based binary operations, binary to decimal conversions are required but the bit sizes of the operands to be converted are limited based on the columns.
S and D denote the source operands and the destination operands.
Tokens used in expressions Type Token Operand numerical operand constant operand variable operand Operator arithmetic operator function operator parentheses operator Type Description Operand is a number (an integer or real signed or unsigned value) defines a mathematical constant and its value; two commonly used constants were defined: [pi]s and e the operand is a variable Operator this category is specific to the common arithmetic operators that were implemented: +, - (unary and binary), *, / and ^ (power) it specifies that the analyzer has identified one of the implemented math functions they are used to indicate a function call or to group expressions (when is necessary to change precedence) Table 3.
The development of operative resources and the repositioning resources operands can follow a prescriptive model whose focus could be directed to a primary operating feature.
Thus, according to McCloskey's single-abstract-code model (McCloskey, 1992; McCloskey & Macaruso, 1995; Sokol, McCloskey, Cohen, & Aliminosa, 1991), the format effect arises while operands are being encoded and does not affect the mechanisms of calculation.
This paradigm is based on the assumption that the algorithmic computation performed during the use of procedures impairs the traces in memory of the operands involved in the problem (Thevenot, Barrouillet, & Fayol, 2001; Thevenot, Fanget, & Fayol, 2007).
In the proposed design of the floating point multiplier, the 24-bit operands A and B are decomposed into three partitions of 8 bits each.
Operand resources are those which must be acted upon to create value (e.g., an MRI machine), while operant resources are those which act upon operand resources in value creation (e.g., knowledge of how to operate the MRI machine) (Callaway, Dobrzykowski 2009).
In contrast, Booth encoded multiplication [6] recodes operands to reduce the number of costly addition steps.

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