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OTHER WORDS FROM additionpre·ad·di·tion, nounre·ad·di·tion, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH additionaddition , edition
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What is a basic definition of addition?
Addition is a mathematical operation in which two or more numbers are combined to equal a greater number. The word addition also refers to the act of adding. More generally, it refers to an increase or boost applied to something. Addition has a few other senses as a noun.
Real-life examples: Here are some basic examples of addition: 2 + 2 = 4, 17 + 35 = 52, 143 + 64 = 207.
Used in a sentence: I’m teaching the kids to use addition to figure out how much money they need to pay for lunch.
An addition is something that has been joined or combined with something else to enhance it or provide more to it.
Real-life examples: Recipes can be improved or made more flavorful by using additions such as spices. Accessories and decorations are used as additions to things like cars or clothing to make them look nicer or more stylish.
Used in a sentence: Paintings and flowers make nice additions to any room.
Relatedly, addition can refer to new rooms or wings that are attached to a building.
Used in a sentence: The college is planning a new addition to the campus library.
Addition is also used to refer to the act or an instance of adding to something or increasing it in some way.
Used in a sentence: The roller coaster became much more popular after the addition of exciting music and amazing decorations.
Where does addition come from?
The first records of the word addition come from around 1350. It ultimately comes from the Latin additiōn-, which comes from the verb addere, meaning “to add.”
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What are some other forms related to addition?
- preaddition (noun)
- readdition (noun)
What are some synonyms for addition?
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How is addition used in real life?
Addition is a common word used in the context of math and in general.
If anyone ever feels dumb, keep in mind I still use my calculator to do basic addition.
— tessfeller (@tessfeller) November 23, 2020
Huh, I didn't realize siu mai/siomai is a common Filippino dish. Fascinating to see all the variations with additions of jicama, citrus and a chicken variation.
— Karon Liu (@karonliu) November 18, 2020
Every two years I reassess my bridesmaid list. Some upgrades, some cuts, some additions (bigger budget)
— Angela Trimbur (@angelatrimbur) March 27, 2016
Try using addition!
Is the following math problem an example of addition?
5 x 6 = 30
How to use addition in a sentence
In addition to its new small body, Sony also announced a new super-compact 28-60mm lens.Sony built a tiny mirrorless camera with a full-frame sensor inside|Stan Horaczek|September 16, 2020|Popular Science
In addition to the product premieres, Apple made an ambitious environmental announcement.Everything announced at Apple’s ‘Time Flies’ event today|rhhackettfortune|September 15, 2020|Fortune
The move to offer a cheaper watch follows Apple’s iPhone SE strategy to offer a new device with fewer features in addition to keeping an older model for sale.Two new Apple Watches announced at Apple’s ‘Time Flies’ event|Aaron Pressman|September 15, 2020|Fortune
In addition to having more people living on the coasts than ever before, the hurricanes themselves are getting stronger.A nearly unprecedented cluster of tropical storms are brewing in the Atlantic|Sara Chodosh|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
If you are a person who organizes your charging cables and never has enough outlets, this dimmable lamp would make an excellent addition to your space.
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In addition to visiting the tomb of John Paul, who died of natural causes in 2005, Agca asked to see his successor, Pope Francis.
In addition to the negative on-field attention, off-the-field problems were just as bad this year.Is Any College Football Coach Worth $60 Million? Jim Harbaugh Is|Jesse Lawrence|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In addition, he had made prudent investments and, except for his wine cellar, did not live lavishly.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In addition, because House Democrats were cut out of the negotiations over the bill, they don't feel any incentive to play ball.
With each division, in addition to the divisional staff, there were officers detached from the headquarters staff.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Now in addition to that I had something else in my own college course—something of the same sort of thing but better.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
The “Compañia General de Tabacos” lost about ₱30,000 in cash in addition to the damage done to their offices and property.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
In future years the poor-rate (so-called) will include, in addition to these, all other rates levyable by the Corporation.
During the last century these were recast, and addition made to the peal, which now consists of twelve.
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Idioms and Phrases with addition
see in addition.