a number to which another is added in forming a sum.
Compare (def 2).
a number to which another number, the addend, is added
A quantity to which the addend is added.
Carpentry. a bit, as for a brace. a boring tool, similar to but larger than a gimlet, consisting of a bit rotated by a transverse handle. . a device consisting of a shaft with a broad helical flange rotating within a cylindrical casing to force bulk materials from one end to the other. (def 3a). […]
- Auger bit
an auger having a square tang at its upper end and rotated by a brace, used for boring through wood. Historical Examples Fig. 1765 represents the auger bit, which is provided with a conical screw s which pulls it forward into the wood. Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II Joshua Rose In working with […]
- Auger effect
a nonradiative process in which an atom in an excited state undergoes a transition to a lower state by the emission of a bound electron (Auger electron) rather than by the emission of an x-ray. noun the spontaneous emission of an electron instead of a photon by an excited ion as a result of a […]
having sharp or piercing vision.