Operand vs Adicity - What's the difference?

operand | adicity |


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.

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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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    adicity

    Noun

    (adicities)
  • (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.
  • (chemistry, obsolete) Valence.
  • Synonyms

    * (number of arguments) adinity, arity, type, rank

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