Operand Definition

In computer architecture and microprocessor instruction, the Operand is the data is the data on which an operation is performed. In context to the mathematical operation, an operand is a quantity on which arithmetic operation is to be performed.


Microprocessor Instruction: ADD C ( it means add the content of register C to the accumulator). In this Instruction, the register C and Accumulator are operands on which the Add operation is performed. While the Addition operation is known as Opcode.

Mathematics or in C++: a = d / 2. In this example d and 2 are operands on  division operation is performed.

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