HyperDic: addition

English > 6 senses of the word addition:
NOUNartifactaddition, add-on, improvera component that is added to something to improve it
actadditionthe act of adding one thing to another
quantityaddition, increase, gaina quantity that is added
possessionaddition, accessionsomething added to what you already have
locationadditiona suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area
actaddition, summation, plusthe arithmetic operation of summing
addition > pronunciation
Soundsahdih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > addition: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA component that is added to something to improve it.
Examples
  • "the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement"
  • "the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor"
Synonymsadd-on, improver
NarroweradditiveSomething added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine
afterthoughtAn addition that was not included in the original plan / plan
annex, annexe, extension, wingAn addition that extends a main building
attachmentA supplementary part or accessory
elongation, extensionAn addition to the length of something
Broadercomponent, constituent, elementAn artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up
Spanishadición
Verbsaddbestow a quality on
English > addition: 6 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of adding one thing to another.
Examples
  • "the addition of flowers created a pleasing effect"
  • "the addition of a leap day every four years"
Narrowerfluoridation, fluoridization, fluoridisationThe addition of a fluoride to the water supply (to prevent dental decay)
retrofitThe act of adding a component or accessory to something that did not have it when it was manufactured
Broaderincrease, step-upThe act of increasing / increasing something
Oppositesubtraction, deductionThe act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)
Spanishadición, añadidura
Catalanaddició
Verbsaddmake an addition (to)
English > addition: 6 senses > noun 3, quantity
MeaningA quantity that is added.
Example"there was an addition to property taxes this year"
Synonymsincrease, gain
NarroweraccretionSomething contributing to growth or increase / increase / increase / increase
Broaderindefinite quantityAn estimated quantity
Spanishadición, aumento, incremento
Catalanaddició, augment, increment
English > addition: 6 senses > noun 4, possession
MeaningSomething added to what you already have.
Example "he was a new addition to the staff"
Synonymaccession
BroaderacquisitionSomething acquired
Catalanadquisició
English > addition: 6 senses > noun 5, location
MeaningA suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area.
Broadersuburb, suburbia, suburban areaA residential district located on the outskirts of a city
Spanishampliación
English > addition: 6 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers.
Synonymssummation, plus
Broaderarithmetic operationA mathematical operation involving numbers
Spanishadición, suma
Catalanaddició, suma
Verbsaddmake an addition by combining numbers
adddetermine the sum of

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