What does addition mean?

Definitions for addition
əˈdɪʃ ənad·di·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word addition.

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.

Suggested Resources

  1. addition

    The addition symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the addition symbol and its characteristic.

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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say addition in sign language?

  1. addition

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. Prince Ali:

    President Blatter's resignation cannot be dragged out any longer. He must leave now, an interim independent leadership must be appointed to administer the process of the elections, in addition to the reforms that are being discussed prior to the elections.

  2. Alexandre Ferreira:

    In addition to what the club will receive for competing in the Florida Cup, we can also generate revenue from pitch-side advertising, TV rights and the sale of travel packages that include tickets to the game and for visits to the training center to watch training sessions.

  3. Arnau Garcia:

    Right now natural parks have two big problems, the first one of them is to detect rhinos and non-authorized people in the area. That has been done with helicopters and planes up until now, but that is very expensive. In addition, you cannot see people who hide under trees from a plane. We solve this with thermal cameras. We use a drone that carries that kind of camera and looks over that area or those places suspected of having this kind of problem and it detects hot points. Like we see here. This shows people. Every pixel has a different color depending on how hot it is. This is placed on the drone, that takes a picture and reports directly to the ranger.

  4. Johnny Depp:

    It's a lot of fun to revisit the Mad Hatter, it was a gas to get back together with the cast of before, and then the addition of Sacha Baron Cohen certainly upped the stakes quite a lot ... It was great because this particular film .... has a bit more of the Hatter - there are a lot more layers of things going on.

  5. Gastroenterologist Neeraj Sachdeva:

    There are so many factors in addition to genetics, in addition to environmental factors. … Certainly as individuals or communities age, ethnicity, sex …. as well as whether an individual has hepatic or reno impairment …. all these things determine how fast we break down opioids and how much of the biproducts we measure in the urine.

Images & Illustrations of addition

  1. additionadditionadditionadditionaddition

Popularity rank by frequency of use

addition#1#1096#10000

Translations for addition

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for addition »

Translation

Find a translation for the addition definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these addition definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"addition." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 6 Aug. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/addition>.

Are we missing a good definition for addition? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for addition:


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.