half-adder

Definitions

General Science

  • noun
    (written as half adder)
    a binary adder that can produce the sum of two inputs, producing a carry output if necessary, but cannot accept a carry input

Computing

  • noun
    (written as half adder)
    a binary addition circuit which can produce the sum of two inputs and a carry output if necessary, but will not accept a carry input

Electronics

  • A logic circuit which accepts two input bits, and whose output is a sum bit and a carry bit. Unlike a full adder, a half-adder does not accept an input carry bit. Also called two-input adder.
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