What does addition mean?

Definitions for addition
əˈdɪʃ ənad·di·tion

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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.

  2. addition(Noun)

    Anything that is added.

  3. addition(Noun)

    The arithmetic operation of adding.

  4. Origin: 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 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. Joseph Fitzpatrick:

    We won't be saying anything in addition to that.

  2. Zhu Haifeng:

    In addition, there's also yuan depreciation pressure.

  3. Jim Ronca:

    This man is a flight risk, in addition, he is a drug addict.

  4. Horace Mann:

    Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.

  5. Van Dusen:

    Marine Gen. John Kelly is a strong strategic addition to our team.

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