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Definitions of addition

  1. something added to what you have already; " the librarian shelved the new accessions"; " he was a new addition to the staff"
  2. the act of adding one thing to another; " the addition of flowers created a pleasing effect"; " the addition of a leap day every four years"
  3. a component that is added to something to improve it; " the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement"; " the addition of cinammon improved the flavor"
  4. a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area
  5. a quantity that is added; " there was an addition to property taxes this year"; " they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks"
  6. something added to what you already have; " the librarian shelved the new accessions"; " he was a new addition to the staff"
  7. Anything added; increase; augmentation; as, a piazza is an addition to a building.
  8. That part of arithmetic which treats of adding numbers.
  9. A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half.
  10. A title annexed to a man's name, to identify him more precisely; as, John Doe, Esq.; Richard Roe, Gent.; Robert Dale, Mason; Thomas Way, of New York; a mark of distinction; a title.
  11. The act of adding two or more things together; - opposed to subtraction or diminution.
  12. The act, process, or result of summing up numbers; the thing joined; the uniting of two or more numbers in one sum; an increase.
  13. The act of adding: the thing added: the rule in arithmetic for adding numbers together: title, honor.
  14. Act of adding; something added; sum.
  15. The act of adding, or that which is added; an increase; accession.
  16. The act or process of adding; anything added; an accession; the uniting of two or more numbers into one sum. The branch of arithmetic which treats of addings. The title annexed to a man's name, to show his rank, occupation, or place of residence. A dot at the right side of a note, to lengthen its sound one- half.
  17. An increase; uniting two or more numbers into one sum; something put to.

Usage examples for addition

  1. Hard- cooked eggs make a pleasing addition to this sauce. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  2. This book of 280 pages is a most interesting and valuable addition to the violinist's library. – Antonio Stradivari by Horace William Petherick
  3. Even though he were marrying the girl simply for love of her, a large fortune in addition was by no means to be despised. – The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells
  4. How then can the mere addition of this mood make any verb transitive? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. Would the addition of one or two hundred more even be perceived? – An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans by Lydia Maria Child
  6. This rest was in addition to the time which it took them to walk back from the car to the pile. – The Principles of Scientific Management by Frederick Winslow Taylor
  7. They, however, looked them all over the next day, and they made a very large and valuable addition to their cabinet. – Rollo's Museum by Jacob Abbott
  8. I think she is going to be a valuable addition to our staff. – Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
  9. She was not pleased at the fact of an addition to the Billingsfield community, and yet she liked the appearance of the squire. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  10. The woman turned, took down the jar, arranged the scales, weighed out the quantity, wrapped it up, took the money,- and all without one other word than, " Thank you, sir;" which was all I could return, with the addition of, " Good morning." – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
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