What does Addition mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. addition, add-on, improver(noun)

    a component that is added to something to improve it

    "the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement"; "the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor"

  2. addition(noun)

    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. addition, increase, gain(noun)

    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"

  4. accession, addition(noun)

    something added to what you already have

    "the librarian shelved the new accessions"; "he was a new addition to the staff"

  5. addition(noun)

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

  6. summation, addition, plus(noun)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. addition(Noun)

    The act of adding anything.

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

    Etymology: Sense of “what is added” dating from 14th Century ; from adition, from additionem.

  2. addition(Noun)

    Anything that is added.

    Etymology: Sense of “what is added” dating from 14th Century ; from adition, from additionem.

  3. addition(Noun)

    The arithmetic operation of adding.

    Etymology: Sense of “what is added” dating from 14th Century ; from adition, from additionem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Addition(noun)

    the act of adding two or more things together; -- opposed to subtraction or diminution

  2. Addition(noun)

    anything added; increase; augmentation; as, a piazza is an addition to a building

  3. Addition(noun)

    that part of arithmetic which treats of adding numbers

  4. Addition(noun)

    a dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half

  5. Addition(noun)

    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. Addition(noun)

    something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honor; -- opposed to abatement

Freebase

  1. Addition

    Addition is a mathematical operation that represents the total amount of objects together in a collection. It is signified by the plus sign. For example, in the picture on the right, there are 3 + 2 apples—meaning three apples and two apples together, which is a total of 5 apples. Therefore, 3 + 2 = 5. Besides counting fruits, addition can also represent combining other physical and abstract quantities using different kinds of objects: negative numbers, fractions, irrational numbers, vectors, decimals, functions, matrices and more. Addition follows several important patterns. It is commutative, meaning that order does not matter, and it is associative, meaning that when one adds more than two numbers, order in which addition is performed does not matter. 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. All of these rules can be proven, starting with the addition of natural numbers and generalizing up through the real numbers and beyond. General binary operations that continue these patterns are studied in abstract algebra.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Addition' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4403

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Addition' in Nouns Frequency: #1452

How to pronounce Addition?

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How to say Addition in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Addition in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Addition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Addition in a Sentence

  1. Len Yaffe:

    It would make that established products business that much more attractive on a global basis with this addition of Hospira's revenue base.

  2. Daniel Martin:

    It is in a valuable position as a bridge between the West and China. It's a great place to be based, and it has good relationships with China. In addition, the level of Mandarin has increased in past 30 years.

  3. Brian Gu:

    The sharp rally... has perked up block trade opportunities. We are definitely seeing that space a lot more active and are expecting that momentum to continue, we are having inbound client inquiries asking for potential block opportunities in addition to those ideas we propose to our clients.

  4. Brian Hook:

    Under the cover of the Syrian war, the IRGC is now trying to plant military roots in Syria and establish a new strategic base to threaten Syria's neighbors such as Israel, in Iraq, I can announce today, based on declassified US military reports, that Iran is responsible for the deaths of at least 608 American service members. This accounts for 17 percent of all deaths of US personnel in Iraq from 2003 to 2011. This death toll is in addition to the many thousands of Iraqis killed by the IRGC's proxies.

  5. Secret Service spokeswoman Nicole Mainor:

    Our leadership has long acknowledged that, in addition to its many successes, the Secret Service faces many challenges, over the past year, under the leadership of Director Joseph Clancy, the Secret Service has taken a number of steps to address these challenges, including altering the way the Secret Service is structured and managed, striving to hire new members of its workforce, expanding training opportunities for current employees, and implementing the other recommendations of the independent Protective Mission Panel.

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