Definition of Addition in English :

Define Addition in English

Addition meaning in English

Meaning of Addition in English

Pronunciation of Addition in English

Addition pronunciation in English

Pronounce Addition in English


see synonyms of addition


1. add-on, addition, improver

a component that is added to something to improve it

Example Sentences:
'the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement'
'the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor'

2. addition

the act of adding one thing to another

Example Sentences:
'the addition of flowers created a pleasing effect'
'the addition of a leap day every four years'

3. addition, gain, increase

a quantity that is added

Example Sentences:
'there was an addition to property taxes this year'
'they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks'

4. accession, addition

something added to what you already have

Example Sentences:
'the librarian shelved the new accessions'
'he was a new addition to the staff'

5. addition

a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area

6. addition, plus, summation

the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers

Example Sentences:
'the summation of four and three gives seven'
'four plus three equals seven'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of addition
the act, process, or result of adding
a person or thing that is added or acquired
a mathematical operation in which the sum of two numbers or quantities is calculated. Usually indicated by the symbol +
4. mainly US and Canadian
a part added to a building or piece of land; annexe
5. obsolete
a title following a person's name
6.  in addition
7.  in addition to

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see synonyms of addition
an adding of two or more numbers to get a number called the sum
a joining of a thing to another thing
a thing or part added; increase; specif., a room or rooms added to a building
4.  Law
an identifying title or mark of status after a person's name (Ex.: John Smith, Esq.)

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of addition
1. Mathematics
a. The operation that, for positive integers, consists of increasing by a definite number of increments of 1. The operation is extended to other numbers according to the additive properties of positive integers and other algebraic properties.
b. Any of certain analogous operations involving mathematical objects other than numbers.
2. The process of adding or joining something to something else, typically to make it larger: The addition of a porch to the house would increase its resale value.
3. Something added: This painting would make a fine addition to the museum's collection.

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