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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.


Synonymsaccession


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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