adder meaning

[ 'ædə ] Pronunciation:   "adder" in a sentence
  • Noun: adder  adu(r)
    1. A person who adds numbers 
    2. A machine that adds numbers 
    3. Small terrestrial viper common in northern Eurasia
      - common viper, Vipera berus

    Derived forms: adders

    See also: add

    Type of: calculating machine, calculator, computer, estimator, figurer, reckoner, viper

    Part of: genus Vipera, Vipera

    Encyclopedia: Adder

  • [Electronics]
    1. In a digital computer, the device or circuit that performs binary addition. A HALF ADDER is a two-input circuit that can produce a sum output and a carry output, but it cannot accommodate a carry signal from another adder. A FULL ADDER can accommodate a carry input, as well as two binary signals to be added. Also see ANALOG ADDER.
    2. A circuit in a color TV receiver that amplifies the receiver primary matrix signal.

  • [Medicine]
    1 : the common venomous European viper of the genus Vipera (V. berus); broadly : a terrestrial viper of the family Viperidae
    2 : any of several No. American snakes (as the hognose snakes) that are harmless but are popularly believed to be venomous


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  1. why, thou art as foul as the toad, and as loathsome as the adder.
  2. the walls on the outside were seamed with deep cracks which were a breeding-place for adders.
  3. this process requires that the adder used in multibit addition handle three inputs.
  4. the concept used is that the bits of the two numbers to be added are made available to the adder synchronously.
  5. the delay due to the carry propagation through the adder stages can be minimized when a carry-look-ahead scheme is used.

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