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Sometimes operands for a specific operation are given a special name. For example, in division the first operand is a quotient, the second is a divisor. Is there a word that means "one of the operands in a scalar multiplication"?

(I'm trying to figure out a concise name for some variables in my code; the purpose of these variables is essentially to be multiplied.)

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I've heard of the usage "multiplicand" $\times$ "multiplier" $=$ "product".

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I would use the word "multiplicand".

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You could also use the word "factor".

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