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Definition 1: the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers - [noun denoting act]

Samples where addition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the summation of four and three gives seven
  • four plus three equals seven

Synonyms for addition in the sense of this definition

(addition is a kind of ...) a mathematical operation involving numbers

Definition 2: the act of adding one thing to another - [noun denoting act]

Samples where addition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the addition of flowers created a pleasing effect
  • the addition of a leap day every four years

(addition is a kind of ...) the act of increasing something

"he gave me an increase in salary"

(... is a kind of addition ) the act of adding a component or accessory to something that did not have it when it was manufactured

"the court ordered a retrofit on all automobiles"

(... is a kind of addition ) the addition of a fluoride to the water supply (to prevent dental decay)

Definition 3: a component that is added to something to improve it - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where addition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement
  • the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor

Synonyms for addition in the sense of this definition

(addition is a kind of ...) an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system

"spare components for cars" "a component or constituent element of a system"

(... is a kind of addition ) something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine

(... is a kind of addition ) an addition that was not included in the original plan

"the garage was an afterthought"

(... is a kind of addition ) an addition that extends a main building

(... is a kind of addition ) a supplementary part or accessory

(... is a kind of addition ) an addition to the length of something

Definition 4: a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area - [noun denoting location]

(addition is a kind of ...) a residential district located on the outskirts of a city

Definition 5: something added to what you already have - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where addition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the librarian shelved the new accessions
  • he was a new addition to the staff

Synonyms for addition in the sense of this definition

(addition is a kind of ...) something acquired

"a recent acquisition by the museum"

Definition 6: a quantity that is added - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where addition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was an addition to property taxes this year
  • they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks

Synonyms for addition in the sense of this definition

(addition is a kind of ...) an estimated quantity

(... is a kind of addition ) something contributing to growth or increase

"he scraped away the accretions of paint" "the central city surrounded by recent accretions"

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