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Definitions for Additional
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extra, additionaladjective

    further or added

    "called for additional troops"; "need extra help"; "an extra pair of shoes"


  1. additionaladjective

    Supplemental or added to something.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Additionaladjective

    That which is added.

    Etymology: from addition.

    Our kalendar being once reformed and set right, it may be kept so, without any considerable variation, for many ages, by omitting one leap-year; i.e. the additional day, at the end of every 134 years. William Holder, on Time.

    The greatest wits, that ever were produced in one age, lived together in so good an understanding, and celebrated one another with so much generosity, that each of them receives an additional lustre from his cotemporaries. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    They include in them that very kind of evidence, which is supposed to be so powerful; and do, withal, afford us several other additional proofs, of great force and clearness. Francis Atterbury, Serm.


  1. additional

    Additional means something extra or supplementary to what is already present, involved, or exists. It often refers to extending or further contributing to something in quantity, quality, or degree.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Additionaladjective

    added; supplemental; in the way of an addition

  2. Additionalnoun

    something added

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Additional' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1419

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Additional' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1626

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Additional' in Adjectives Frequency: #166

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Additional in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Additional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Additional in a Sentence

  1. Carl Sagan:

    I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true.

  2. Michael Guest:

    Could you walk me through and explain to me the reason for decline in the CBP budget request, the lack of additional funding for Border Patrol agents, the lack of funding for CBP agents and the rationale behind no additional wall funding when the governor of Texas thinks it is very important, to the point he has already committed $250 million of taxpayer money from the people of Texas to build additional wall?

  3. William Safire:

    One difference between French appeasement and American appeasement is that France pays ransom in cash and gets its hostages back while the United States pays ransom in arms and gets additional hostages taken.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of you first.

  5. Janet Frank:

    In general, Utah Valley Hospital is an advocate for skin-to-skin contact between a mother and newborn directly after birth. Skin-to-skin is a best practice with proven benefits for both mom and baby. We do everything possible to allow skin-to-skin after both vaginal and C-section births, in the case of a C-section, where the bedside caregiver is occupied caring for the mother during surgery, an additional nurse is brought into the OR to allow the infant to remain in the OR suite with the mother. This is to ensure both patients remain safe. There is an additional charge associated with bringing an extra caregiver into the OR. The charge is not for holding the baby, but for the additional caregiver needed to maintain the highest levels of patient safety.

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    a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
    • A. bias
    • B. permutation
    • C. purse
    • D. accessory

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