addition meaning

[ ə'diʃən ] Pronunciation:   "addition" in a sentence
Noun: addition  u'dishun
  1. 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 flavour"
    - add-on, improver 
  2. 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. A quantity that is added
    "there was an addition to property taxes this year"
    - increase, gain 
  4. Something added to what you already have
    "he was a new addition to the staff"
    - accession 
  5. A suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area 
  6. The arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers
    - summation, plus

Sounds like: edition

Derived forms: additions

See also: add

Type of: acquisition, arithmetic operation, burb [N. Amer], component, constituent, element, increase, indefinite quantity, step-up, suburb, suburban area, suburbia

Antonym: subtraction

Encyclopedia: Addition


[Architecture]
1.

A floor or floors, a room, wing, or other expansion to an existing building.

2.

In building code usage: Any new construction which increases the height or floor area of an existing building or adds to it (as a porch or attached garage).

3.

An amount added to the contract sum by a charge order; also see extra.

Examples

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  1. such polymers are termed addition polymers.
  2. the 1938 addition had negligible damage.
  3. this can be improved by the addition of an adjuvant.
  4. it is called carry-save addition.
  5. the most obvious change is the addition of "spikes".

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