# Operand vs Adicity - What's the difference?

## As nouns the difference between operand and adicity

is that operand is (mathematics|computing) a quantity to which an operator is applied (in $3 - x$, the operands of the subtraction operator are 3 and $x$) while adicity is (logic|mathematics|computer science) the number of arguments or operands a function or operation takes for a relation, the number of domains in the corresponding cartesian product.

# operand

## English

### Noun

(en noun)
• (mathematics, computing) A quantity to which an operator is applied (in $3 - x$, the operands of the subtraction operator are 3 and $x$).
• * 1992 , Michael A. Miller, The 68000 Microprocessor Family: Architecture, Programming, and Applications (page 47)
• When the microprocessor decodes the JSR opcode, it stores the operand into the TEMP register and pushes the current contents of the PC (\$00 0128) onto the stack.

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