addendum

[ uh-den-duh m ]
/ əˈdɛn dəm /

noun, plural ad·den·da [uh-den-duh] /əˈdɛn də/ for 1, 2; ad·den·dums for 3.

a thing to be added; an addition.
an appendix to a book.
Machinery.
  1. the radial distance between the tip of a gear tooth and the pitch circle of a gear or the pitch line of a rack.Compare dedendum.
  2. Also called addendum circle.an imaginary circle touching the tips of the teeth on a gear.

Nearby words

  1. added sixth,
  2. added title page,
  3. added-value tax,
  4. addend,
  5. addenda,
  6. adder,
  7. adder's-meat,
  8. adder's-mouth,
  9. adder's-tongue,
  10. adderall

Origin of addendum

1785–95; neuter singular of Latin addendus to be added, gerundive of addere to add

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British Dictionary definitions for addendum

addendum

/ (əˈdɛndəm) /

noun plural -da (-də)

something added; an addition
a supplement or appendix to a book, magazine, etc
the radial distance between the major and pitch cylinders of an external screw thread
the radial distance between the pitch circle and tip of a gear tooth

Word Origin for addendum

C18: from Latin, literally: a thing to be added, neuter gerundive of addere to add

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Word Origin and History for addendum

addendum

n.

1794, literally "something added," from Latin addendum, neuter of addendus "that which is to be added," gerundive of addere (see add (v.)). Classical plural form is addenda.

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