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

# Definitions for addition

əˈdɪʃ ənad·di·tion

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### Princeton's WordNet

addition, add-on, improvernoun

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"

additionnoun

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, gainnoun

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, additionnoun

something added to what you already have

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

additionnoun

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

summation, addition, plusnoun

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

additionnoun

The act of adding anything.

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

additionnoun

Anything that is added.

additionnoun

The arithmetic operation of adding.

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

### Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

Additionnoun

**Etymology:**from*add.*The infinite distance between the Creator and the noblest of all creatures, can never be measured, nor exhausted by endless

*addition*of finite degrees.*Richard Bentley, Sermons.*It will not be modestly done, if any of our own wisdom intrude or interpose, or be willing to make

*additions*to what Christ and his Apostles have designed.*Henry Hammond, Fundam.*Some such resemblances, methinks, I find

Of our last evening’s talk, in this thy dream,

But with*addition*strange!*John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. v.*The abolishing of villanage, together with the custom permitted, among the nobles, of selling their lands, was a mighty

*addition*to the power of the commons.*Jonathan Swift, on the Dissensions in Athens and Rome.*Only retain

The name, and all th’*addition*to a king;

The sway, revenue, execution of th’ last,

Beloved sons, be yours; which to confirm,

This coronet part between you.*William Shakespeare, King Lear.*From this time,

For what he did before Corioli, call him,

With all th’ applause and clamour of the host,

Caius Marcius Coriolanus. Bear th’*addition*nobly ever.*William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.*There arose new disputes upon the persons named by the king, or rather against the

*additions*and appellations of title, which were made to their names.*Edward Hyde, b. viii.*

### 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.

### ChatGPT

addition

Addition is a mathematical operation that combines two or more numbers, known as "addends" or "terms", into a single quantity, known as the "sum" or "total". It is one of the four basic operations in arithmetic and is denoted by the plus sign (+). The process of carrying out addition is called adding. For instance, if you have 3 apples and you get 2 more, you would add 3 and 2 to get 5 apples.

addition

Addition is a basic mathematical operation that represents combining or bringing together two or more numbers or quantities to form a total or sum. It is symbolized by the plus sign (+). For example, in the equation 3 + 2 = 5, 3 and 2 are the numbers being added together to make the sum, 5. It is one of the four fundamental operations of arithmetic, with the others being subtraction, multiplication, and division.

addition

Addition is the mathematical process of combining two or more numbers (also known as addends) to get a larger number, known as the sum or total. It is one of the four basic arithmetic operations, the others being subtraction, multiplication, and division. Addition can also extend to non-number entities such as vectors, matrices, sets, or strings.

addition

Addition is a mathematical operation or process that combines two or more numbers, known as addends or terms, into a larger number, known as a sum. It is one of the four basic operations in arithmetic, along with subtraction, multiplication, and division. The symbol used for addition is "+". For instance, in the equation 2+3=5, 2 and 3 are the addends and 5 is the sum. Addition is also used to concatenate numbers, and it follows associative and commutative property.

addition

Addition is a basic mathematical operation that combines two or more numbers, referred to as "addends", into a single number known as the "sum". It is commonly represented by the plus sign (+) and is one of the four fundamental arithmetic operations, along with subtraction, multiplication, and division. Addition can be applied to different types of numbers including natural numbers, integer numbers, fractions, and real numbers. It is both commutative and associative.

addition

Addition is a mathematical operation or process that combines two or more numbers, known as addends or summands, into a single quantity known as the sum. It is one of the four basic operations in arithmetic, along with subtraction, multiplication, and division. The symbol used to denote addition is "+" (plus).

### Webster Dictionary

Additionnoun

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

Additionnoun

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

Additionnoun

that part of arithmetic which treats of adding numbers

Additionnoun

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

Additionnoun

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

Additionnoun

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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### 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

Every

**addition**to true knowledge is an**addition**to human power.This was incredibly disappointing and will mean that thousands of patients won’t get the care they desperately need, in

**addition**, the resources we spent setting up this event in New York City won’t be available to serve other patients in other locations.It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption, too, after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in

**addition**to all.There comes a time when for every

**addition**of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.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**addition**al virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true.

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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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