Addition meaning

ə-dĭshən
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A joining of a thing to another thing.
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A thing or part added; increase; specif., a room or rooms added to a building.
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The act, process, or operation of adding two or more numbers to compute their sum.
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An identifying title or mark of status after a person's name (Ex.: John Smith, Esq.)
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(uncountable) The act of adding anything.

The addition of five more items to the agenda will make the meeting unbearably long.

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Anything that is added.
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(music) A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half.
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(law) A title annexed to a person's name to identify him or her more precisely, as in "John Doe, Esq.", "Robert Dale, Mason", "Thomas Way, of New York".
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(heraldry) Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honour; opposed to abatement.
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The definition of addition is the process of bringing two or more numbers or things together.

Calculating the sum of 25 and 60 is an example of addition.

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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.

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Something added.

This painting would make a fine addition to the museum's collection.

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An adding of two or more numbers to get a number called the sum.
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(uncountable) The arithmetic operation of adding.
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in addition
  • Also; as well.
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in addition to
  • Over and above; besides.
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in addition (to)
  • Besides; as well (as).
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Origin of addition

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin additiō additiōn- from additus past participle of addere to add add

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Sense of “what is added” dating from 14th Century CE; from Old French adition (“increasement”), from Latin additiōnem, accusative singular of additio.

    From Wiktionary