The obscure word of the week is augend

This week’s obscure English word is augend. It’s the first number in an arithmetic addition. For instance, in the equation 10 + 4 = 14, the augend is 10. As for the 4? It’s the addend, since you ask…

Your challenge: write a sentence or two in the comments using this word.

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  1. Well, for once, a word that isn’t totally new to me. I still recall these and similar terms from my school years of almost 60 years ago, including multiplicand, dividend, subtrahend etc.

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