One of the quantities entering into, or arising from, a computer operation. An operand may be an argument, a parameter, a result, or the location code for the next instruction.
an expression that provides a value for an operation. See also argument. operation: an expression that is part of the built-in computational repertoire of Icon and cast in the form of an operator and operands. Sometimes used in a broader sense to include function and procedure calls to distinguish expressions that perform computation from control structures.
In computer expressions operands are the objects. Operands are the objects that are manipulated and operators are the symbols that represent specific actions. For example, in the expression + x, x and are operands and + is an operator. All expressions have at least one operand.