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On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Idioms for plus

    pluses and minuses, the good and bad points of something; the advantages and disadvantages; the pros and cons: She spent hours listing the pluses and minuses of each of the apartments she had looked at, trying to narrow down her choices.

Origin of plus

1570–80; <Latin plūs more; akin to Greek pleíōn,Old Norse fleiri more, Old English feolu, fela,German viel,Gothic filu,Old Irish il,Greek polý many
Since plus as a preposition has long had the meanings “more by the addition of” and “with the addition of,” it was but a short step to a newer use, mainly in informal writing and speech, as a conjunction meaning “also, and, furthermore.” Although this use is increasing, many object to it, and it is rare in more formal writing. And plus is likewise objected to, especially for being redundant: The paper was delivered two hours late, and plus it was soaking wet.
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British Dictionary definitions for plus

plus
/ (plʌs) /

preposition

increased by the addition offour plus two (written 4 + 2)
with or with the addition ofa good job, plus a new car

adjective

noun

Mathematical symbol: +
C17: from Latin: more; compare Greek pleiōn, Old Norse fleiri more, German viel much
Plus, together with, and along with do not create compound subjects in the way that and does: the number of the verb depends on that of the subject to which plus, together with, or along with is added: this task, plus all the others, was (not were) undertaken by the government; the doctor, together with the nurses, was (not were) waiting for the patient
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