/ (ˈædɪŋ) /

  1. an act or instance of addition

  1. of, for, or relating to addition

  2. (in systemic grammar) denoting a bound clause that qualifies the meaning of an antecedent noun rather than of the sentence as a whole: Compare contingency (def. 4)

Words Nearby adding

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How to use adding in a sentence

  • This fluid is then heated, adding crystals of sodium acetate until it becomes perfectly clear.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
  • Indeed a child will sometimes complete the drawing by adding feet and hands before he troubles to bring in the trunk (see Fig. 8).

    Children's Ways | James Sully
  • Probably every man, woman and child able to walk was adding to the din in the great city beyond the river.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • Harris stood and stared for several minutes without adding anything.

    Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
  • Can be made from colorless acid by adding a splinter of pine, or allowing to stand in sunlight.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd