What does addition mean?

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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.

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. 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

  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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  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

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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

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    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.

  2. Cat Ellington:

    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.

  3. Bob Anderson:

    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.

  4. Chad Wolf:

    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.

  5. Yang Hai:

    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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