### What does **addition** mean?

# Definitions for **addition**

əˈdɪʃ ənad·di·tion

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### Princeton's WordNet

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"

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"

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"

accession, addition(noun)

something added to what you already have

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

addition(noun)

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

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

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.addition(Noun)

Anything that is added.

**Etymology:**Sense of “what is added” dating from 14th Century ; from adition, from additionem.addition(Noun)

The arithmetic operation of adding.

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

### Wikipedia

Addition

Addition (usually signified by the plus symbol +) is one of the four basic operations of arithmetic, the other three being subtraction, multiplication and division. The addition of two whole numbers results in the total amount or sum of those values combined. The example in the adjacent picture shows a combination of three apples and two apples, 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 items, addition can also be defined and executed without referring to concrete objects, using abstractions called numbers instead, such as integers, real numbers and complex numbers. Addition belongs to arithmetic, a branch of mathematics. In algebra, another area of mathematics, addition can also be performed on abstract objects such as vectors, matrices, subspaces and subgroups.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 members of other animal species. 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.

### Webster Dictionary

Addition(noun)

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

Addition(noun)

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

Addition(noun)

that part of arithmetic which treats of adding numbers

Addition(noun)

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

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

Addition(noun)

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

### Freebase

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

Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

Nouns Frequency

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

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of addition in Chaldean Numerology is:

**9**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of addition in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**4**

### Examples of addition in a Sentence

We're not going to be doing the war games as long as we're negotiating in good faith, so that's good for a number of reasons, in

**addition**to which we save a tremendous amount of money.The first thing I look for, in

**addition**to a performer's range, is a performer's look in comparison to the character. That is very important to me as a casting director.In 94 % of deaths with COVID-19, other conditions are listed in

**addition**to COVID-19. These causes may include chronic conditions like diabetes or hypertension, in 6 % of the death certificates that list Covid-19, only one cause or condition is listed.Tacking that responsibility onto a TSA officer in

**addition**to all the screening duties, all the duties they have to do at the checkpoint beyond that, I think is a recipe for disaster.This time, the spotlight will be on policies to further reduce capacity as part of the government's supply-side reforms, in

**addition**, there's now less yuan depreciation pressure, which means China can take a more proactive approach to liquidity easing.

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## Translations for **addition**

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- إصدارArabic
- прибавяне, прибавка, добавка, събиранеBulgarian
- sammadur, sammadennBreton
- addicióCatalan, Valencian
- sčítání, přídavekCzech
- ychwanegiadWelsh
- tilføjelseDanish
- Addition, Zusatz, Hinzufügung, ZufügungGerman
- πρόσθεσηGreek
- aldonoEsperanto
- suma, adición, añadiduraSpanish
- liitmineEstonian
- جمعPersian
- yhteenlasku, lisäysFinnish
- addition, ajoutFrench
- breisIrish
- adiciónGalician
- הוספה, חיבור, תוספת, צירוףHebrew
- इसके अलावाHindi
- összeadásHungarian
- հավելում, գումարումArmenian
- viðbót, samlagningIcelandic
- addizione, aggiuntaItalian
- ᑲᑎᑎᕆᓂᖅInuktitut
- 添加, 足し算, 付加, 建て増し, 追加Japanese
- 추가, 부가물, 부가, 더하기, 가산, 가미, 덧셈, 추가분Korean
- кошумчалоо, кошууKyrgyz
- priedas, sudėtisLithuanian
- saskaitīšana, pielikumsLatvian
- tāpiritangaMāori
- penambahanMalay
- għadd, żjieda, żied, għadd kolloxMaltese
- tilføyeNorwegian
- toevoeging, optellen, sommeren, sommering, optellingDutch
- tilføyeNorwegian Nynorsk
- pluss, addisjon, tilleggNorwegian
- ଯୋଗ, ମିଶାଣOriya
- dodawanie, dodatekPolish
- acréscimo, adiçãoPortuguese
- adaos, adunare, adăugireRomanian
- сложение, прибавлениеRussian
- придодавање, pridodavanje, pridodatak, sabiranje, dodavanje, dodatak, сабирање, придодатак, додавање, додатакSerbo-Croatian
- sčítanieSlovak
- additionSwedish
- చేర్పు, కూడికTelugu

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