# What does multiplicand mean?

#### multiplicand meaning in General Dictionary

the quantity which multiplied by the multiplier

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• the amount that will be to-be multiplied by another number known as the multiplier See Note under Multiplication
• the quantity that will be to-be increased by another number called the multiplier. See Note under Multiplication.

#### multiplicand meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"number to be increased by another quantity," 1590s, from Latin multiplicandus "to be multiplied," gerundive of multiplicare (see multiply).

#### Sentence Examples with the word multiplicand

In multiplications or divisions of any length it is generally convenient to begin by forming a table of the first nine multiples of the multiplicand or divisor, and Napier's bones at best merely provide such a table, and in an incomplete form, for the additions of the two figures in the same parallelogram have to be performed each time the rods are used.