# Definition:Operation/Operand

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## Definition

An operand is one of the objects on which an operation generates its new object.

## Examples

An example of an operation, from conventional arithmetic, is "$+$", as in, for example, $2 + 3 = 5$.

The operands (in this particular instance) are $2$ and $3$.

### Multiplication

An example of an operation from conventional arithmetic is multiplication: "$\times$", as in, for example, $2 \times 3 = 6$.

The operands (in this particular instance) are $2$ and $3$.