Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-and

A person or thing to be treated in a specified way.

[Latin verb forms -andus, -anda, and -andum, which function as adjectives.]

Words usually have a passive sense of something or somebody which is to suffer some action. A multiplicand (Latin multiplicandus, to be multiplied) is a quantity which is to be multiplied by another; an operand (Latin operandum, on which labour is to be expended) is a quantity on which a mathematical operation is to be carried out; an ordinand (Latin ordinandus, being put in order) is a person under training to be ordained as a priest or minister.

A small number of modern technical terms have been created using -and: analysand (from analyse), a person undergoing psychoanalysis, ligand (Latin ligandus, that can be tied), an ion or molecule attached to a metal atom by coordinate bonding, and proband (Latin probandus, to be proved), a person serving as the starting point for the genetic study of a family.

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