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English noun: addition

1. addition (artifact) a component that is added to something to improve it

SamplesThe addition of a bathroom was a major improvement.
The addition of cinnamon improved the flavor.

Synonymsadd-on, improver

Broader (hypernym)component, constituent, element

Narrower (hyponym)additive, afterthought, annex, annexe, attachment, elongation, extension, extension, wing

2. addition (act) the act of adding one thing to another

SamplesThe addition of flowers created a pleasing effect.
The addition of a leap day every four years.

Broader (hypernym)increase, step-up

Narrower (hyponym)fluoridation, fluoridisation, fluoridization, retrofit

Antonymssubtraction, deduction

3. addition (quantity) a quantity that is added

SamplesThere was an addition to property taxes this year.
They recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks.

Synonymsgain, increase

Broader (hypernym)indefinite quantity

Narrower (hyponym)accretion

4. addition (possession) something added to what you already have

SamplesThe librarian shelved the new accessions.
He was a new addition to the staff.


Broader (hypernym)acquisition

5. addition (location) a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area

Broader (hypernym)suburb, suburban area, suburbia

6. addition (act) the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers

SamplesThe summation of four and three gives seven.
Four plus three equals seven.

Synonymsplus, summation

Broader (hypernym)arithmetic operation

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