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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The latest addition is International Blue Shield, aiming to provide rapid reaction teams when an unexpected threat emerges.
▪ Maybe these lines were a late addition - though the dialogue seems curiously inconclusive without them.
▪ The latest addition is number 7 Godards Lane.
▪ The latest addition to our successful twin-colour Designer Range of Tilturn and Casement windows offers endless colour combinations, inside and out.
▪ The latest addition to the modest skyline ... the ecumenical church.
▪ Usually, they are intermediate values to allow for later additions.
▪ Cheedale has its usual crop of new additions.
▪ P normally announces new additions five business days before they go on the index, a company official said.
▪ And so news of a new addition to the facilities at the Sobell wall in Holloway caused much excitement.
▪ The U. S. Virgin Islands are welcoming a new addition to their family.
▪ A new addition to the collection is Signature Automatic Pencils for brows, lips and eyes.
▪ These were, after all, the new or unique addition to their world.
▪ It is our most recent addition to this popular range of disks which are being ordered by new users of Windows 3.1.
▪ Most recent addition, a full-size SE.5A was unveiled on August 11.
▪ Hopefully, the recent addition of a young Limousin bull will help us mop up stragglers next spring.
▪ The John Hewitt library and the Francis Stuart archive of literary manuscripts are recent additions.
▪ A recent addition to the locomotive working stud is Derby built Fowler Class 4F, No. 4422.
▪ The most recent addition is a beautiful Chapel of the Knights of the Thistle.
▪ Either is a useful addition to the six standard colours.
▪ While it is difficult to fault this book, a list of abbreviations would have been a useful addition.
▪ So it is a useful addition to our equipment.
▪ It is a useful addition to the growing volume of material available covering spreadsheet techniques of interest to scientists.
▪ However, some items make useful additions to any holiday suitcase and will make sure you get the trouble-free break you deserve.
▪ A very useful addition is the communications room created between the two halls in 1978-1979 at a cost of £619.69.
▪ However, unless they include well-amplified organ tones, they are a useful addition to the organ rather than a substitute for it.
▪ They may also be taken as valuable additions to courses which do not specifically include them.
▪ On a technical level the book is well-informed, well-presented, and is a valuable addition to any serious mountaineer's library.
▪ It is relatively straight forward in operation, and once set can be forgotten - a valuable addition to the program.
▪ Although this book only covers the United States compliance regulations, it is nevertheless considered a very valuable addition to the literature.
▪ All this comes out in Worsley's excellent introduction, a very valuable addition to the literature on the subject.
▪ Intermittent rear wipers and fingertip radio controls under the steering wheel are valuable additions.
▪ There is also the welcome addition of a focus ring on the lens.
▪ The main thing is that they make a welcome addition to marine tanks.
▪ There have been some welcome additions to the Lowestoft fleet.
▪ This time we had the welcome addition of a sheepskin backrest, an inflatable neck support and a selection of surgical collars.
▪ This excellent book will be a welcome addition to the library of many a clinician, student, and teacher.
▪ Chosen with discrimination, they make a welcome addition to parish church music.
▪ For the public they are a welcome addition to the number of foot police regularly patrolling the town.
▪ One shilling on Saturday and threepence for an evening were welcome additions to the family income.
Additions are made to the list from time to time.
▪ Despite the addition of fertilizer, flowers are still unable to grow in the soil.
▪ In the last three months there has been a new addition to the family - our daughter, Rachel.
▪ The Simpsons built a big addition onto the back of their house.
▪ There has been a last minute addition to the programme for the President's visit.
▪ Consider the love stuff, since it is the main addition.
▪ In addition to the daily little worries, these were the sweeping imponderables that held their attention.
▪ In addition, Grills said, no civic leaders were asked about their faith.
▪ In addition, Microsoft last week appointed Rick Belluzzo as president.
▪ In addition, there are growing networks of gay religious organizations that provide places for gay people to express their spirituality.
▪ It was a large warehouse that had been converted by the addition of beds into a dormitory.
▪ This is an addition to the original language specification and it can not be guaranteed to remain unchanged in future releases.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Addition \Ad*di"tion\, n. [F. addition, L. additio, fr. addere to add.]

  1. The act of adding two or more things together; -- opposed to subtraction or diminution. ``This endless addition or addibility of numbers.''

  2. Anything added; increase; augmentation; as, a piazza is an addition to a building.

  3. (Math.) That part of arithmetic which treats of adding numbers.

  4. (Mus.) A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half. [R.]

  5. (Law) 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.

  6. (Her.) Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honor; -- opposed to abatement.

    Vector addition (Geom.), that kind of addition of two lines, or vectors, AB and BC, by which their sum is regarded as the line, or vector, AC.

    Syn: Increase; accession; augmentation; appendage; adjunct.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "action of adding numbers;" c.1400, "that which is added," from Old French adition "increase, augmentation" (13c.), from Latin additionem (nominative additio) "an adding to, addition," noun of action from past participle stem of addere (see add). Phrase in addition to "also" is from 1680s.


n. 1 (context uncountable English) The act of adding anything. 2 Anything that is added. 3 (context uncountable English) The arithmetic operation of adding. 4 (context music English) A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half. 5 (context legal English) 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'''". 6 (context heraldry English) Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honour; opposed to (term abatement English).

  1. n. 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" [syn: add-on, improver]

  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" [ant: subtraction]

  3. 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" [syn: increase, gain]

  4. something added to what you already have; "the librarian shelved the new accessions"; "he was a new addition to the staff" [syn: accession]

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

  6. the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers; "the summation of four and three gives seven"; "four plus three equals seven" [syn: summation, plus]


Addition (often signified by the plus symbol "+") is one of the four basic operations of arithmetic, with the others being subtraction, multiplication and division. The addition of two whole numbers is the total amount of those quantities combined. For example, in the picture on the right, there is a combination of three apples and two apples together, making a total of five apples. This observation is equivalent to the mathematical expression "3 + 2 = 5" i.e., "3 add 2 is equal to 5".

Besides counting fruits, addition can also represent combining other physical objects. Using systematic generalizations, addition can also be defined on more abstract quantities, such as integers, rational numbers, real numbers and complex numbers and other abstract objects such as vectors and matrices.

In arithmetic, rules for addition involving fractions and negative numbers have been devised amongst others. In algebra, addition is studied more abstractly.

Addition has several important properties. It is commutative, meaning that order does not matter, and it is associative, meaning that when one adds more than two numbers, the order in which addition is performed does not matter (see Summation). Repeated addition of 1 is the same as counting; addition of 0 does not change a number. Addition also obeys predictable rules concerning related operations such as subtraction and multiplication.

Performing addition is one of the simplest numerical tasks. Addition of very small numbers is accessible to toddlers; the most basic task, 1 + 1, can be performed by infants as young as five months and even some non-human animals. In primary education, students are taught to add numbers in the decimal system, starting with single digits and progressively tackling more difficult problems. Mechanical aids range from the ancient abacus to the modern computer, where research on the most efficient implementations of addition continues to this day.

Addition (disambiguation)

Addition is the mathematical process of putting things together.

Addition may also refer to:

  • Addition (logic), a simple logic argument form
  • Addition reaction, a chemical reaction combining molecules
  • Addition (rhetoric), one of the four fundamental rhetorical operations
  • "Addition", a song by No Devotion from Permanence

Usage examples of "addition".

An attempt to abscond could mean three months and a hundred lashes in addition.

It seems likely that she, too, was mercilessly abused just as her predecessors had been abused, with the addition of new and even more horrifying variations.

The addition of a little sodium acetate to the solution after the final neutralising has a good effect.

Next add a strong solution of sodium acetate, until the solution ceases to darken on further addition, then dilute with water to half a litre.

The addition of potassium chromate to the acetate solution reprecipitates the lead as a yellow chromate.

The determination is rendered sharper and less liable to error by the addition of a few drops of acetic acid to convert the chromate into bichromate.

If acetic acid is used instead of nitric in the first instance this addition of water is unnecessary.

The bismuth is precipitated by the addition of ammonic carbonate, and the solution, after filtering and acidifying with nitric acid, is re-electrolysed.

In addition, a fledgling has to contend with the devastating effect of daylight, the ability to see, hear and smell things way beyond mortal capabilities, and an extraordinary mental acuity to mold mortal minds.

At first Mr Passant, the post-master, made some difficulties but at last he consented and to my surprise he handed me, in addition to a letter for my mother, one addressed to Bissett.

In addition to the pass, the adjoint had given Leigh a note to his cousin.

Its efficacy may be increased in this disease by adding to each bottle one ounce of the acetate of potash, and, when thus modified, it may be administered in the same manner as if no addition had been made to it.

In addition, because businesses in the enclosed center no longer had to advertise to passing car traffic, their storefronts could be more subdued and harmonious.

In addition to the news, weather and traffic, you receive advertised messages.

The arena of advertising In addition to traditional outdoor billboards, aerial advertising, shelters and transit, another popular forum for business advertising is sports arenas.