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addition

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EtymologyEdit

Sense of “what is added” dating from 14th Century CE; from Old French adition (increasement), from Latin additiōnem, accusative singular of additio.

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addition (countable and uncountable, plural additions)

  1. (uncountable) The act of adding anything.
    The addition of five more items to the agenda will make the meeting unbearably long.
  2. Anything that is added.
  3. (uncountable) The arithmetic operation of adding.
  4. (music) A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half.
  5. (law) A title annexed to a person's name to identify him or her more precisely, as in "John Doe, Esq.", "Robert Dale, Mason", "Thomas Way, of New York".
  6. (heraldry) Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honour; opposed to abatement.

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  • addition” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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EtymologyEdit

Latin additiōnem, accusative singular of additio.

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addition f (plural additions)

  1. addition (act of adding; thing added; in arithmetic)
  2. bill (UK), check (US) (in a restaurant, etc)

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EtymologyEdit

Latin additiōnem, accusative singular of additio.

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addition c

  1. (mathematics) an addition

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