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Webster 1913 Edition


Addition

Ad-di′tion

,
Noun.
[F.
addition
, L.
additio
, fr.
addere
to add.]
1.
The act of adding two or more things together; – opposed to
subtraction
or
diminution
.
“This endless addition or addibility of numbers.”
Locke.
2.
Anything added; increase; augmentation;
as, a piazza is an
addition
to a building
.
3.
(Math.)
That part of arithmetic which treats of adding numbers.
4.
(Mus.)
A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half.
[R.]
5.
(Law)
A title annexed to a man’s name, to identify him more precisely;
as, John Doe,
Esq
.; Richard Roe, Gent.; Robert Dale, Mason; Thomas Way, of New York; a mark of distinction; a title.
6.
(Her.)
Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honor; – opposed to
abatement
.
Vector addition
(Geom.)
,
that kind of addition of two lines, or vectors, AB and BC, by which their sum is regarded as the line, or vector, AC.
Syn. – Increase; accession; augmentation; appendage; adjunct.

Webster 1828 Edition


Addition

ADDI'TION

,
Noun.
[L. additio, from addo.]
1.
The act of adding, opposed to subtraction, or diminution; as, a sum is increased by addition.
2.
Any thing added, whether material or immaterial.
3.
In arithmetic, the uniting of two or more numbers in one sum; also the rule or branch of arithmetic which treats of adding numbers. Simple addition is the joining of sums of the same denomination, as pounds to pounds, dollars to dollars. Compound addition is the joining of sums of different denominations, as dollars and cents.
4.
In law, a title annexed to a man's name, to show his rank, occupation or place of residence; as John Doe, Esq.; Richard Roe, Gent; Robert Dale, Mason; Thomas Way, of New York.
5.
In music, a dot at the side of a note, to lengthen its sound one half.
6.
In heraldry, something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honor, opposed to abatements, as bordure, quarter, canton, gyron, pile, &c. See these terms.
7.
In distilling, any thing added to the wash or liquor in a state of fermentation.
8.
In popular language, an advantage, ornament, improvement; that is, an addition by way of eminence.

Definition 2022


Addition

Addition

See also: addition

German

Noun

Addition f (genitive Addition, plural Additionen)

  1. (arithmetic) addition
  2. (chemistry) addition reaction

Derived terms

addition

addition

See also: Addition

English

Noun

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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References

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

French

Etymology

Latin additiōnem, accusative singular of additio.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /a.di.sjɔ̃/
  • Homophone: additions
  • Rhymes: -ɔ̃

Noun

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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Swedish

Etymology

Latin additiōnem, accusative singular of additio.

Noun

addition c

  1. (mathematics) an addition

Declension

Inflection of addition 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative addition additionen additioner additionerna
Genitive additions additionens additioners additionernas