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Definition of the noun add-on

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  1. a software module that extends or enhances the capabilities of an existing application
  2. a component that is added to something to improve it
  3. a supplementary component that improves capability

Alternative definition of the noun add-on


  1. Something which can be appended to something else.
  2. [computing] A software extension that provides additional functions or customization for a core application.


ADD-ON is a musical group.

  • album: "Seven Mistakes"


Add-on: Add-ons are installable enhancements to the Mozilla Foundation's projects, and projects based on them. Add-ons allow the user to add or augment application features, use themes to their liking, and handle new types of content.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Add-on

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Google previewDictionary for Air Travel and Tourism Activities (2008)

Over 7,100 terms on Airlines, Tourism, Hospitality, Cruises, Car Rentals, GDS, Geography, Climate, Ecology, Business, Customs, and Organizations Subjects by Homero E. Martinez

Add-on (Airlines): An ...

Google previewThe Wolters Kluwer Bouvier Law Dictionary (2015)

Quick Reference by Stephen Michael Sheppard


Google previewThe Dictionary of Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics (2015)

by Guenter Kahl

PCR add-on primer (restriction site addon): carries a → recognition site for a → restricA synthetic → oligonucleotide that tion endonuclease and still serves as a → primer for → Thermus aquaticus DNA polymerase. Such add-on primers with ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Banking and Finance

by Blackie

Active Bond Crowd Add-on Certificate of Deposit Active Bond Crowd It creates liquidity and affects the price of bonds that are traded on the market as they typical account for the largest volume of transactions in the market. Active Bond A ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Information Security (2007)

by G. Manoilov, B. Radichkova

additif de flux r режим m поточного шифрования 137 additive stream encryption d additive Stromverschlüsselung f f chiffrement m additif de flux r шифрование n гаммированием 138 add-on; added adj d hinzugefügig f additif; additionnel; ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Computer Science (2009)

by John Daintith, Edmund Wright

add-on 1. A device that is external to a computer and plugged into it in order to increase its capabilities. 2. A small program that enhances a ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

combat vehicle advanced conventional weapons analog-to-digital active duty; advanced deployability; air defense; automatic distribution; priority add-on aerial damage assessment; air defense artillery arrival/departure airfield control group ...

Google previewDictionary of Financial Risk Management (1999)

by Gary L. Gastineau, Mark P. Kritzman

Add-On: A percentage of the notional value of a loan, a security, an OTC derivative contract, or some other position charged to a financial institution's regulatory capitaL The procedure called for under the Basle Accord is to multiply the notional ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Travel and Tourism Terminology (2005)

by Allan Beaver

add-on US term for optional items that can be bought with a tour or other travel ...

Google previewDictionary of Financial Engineering (2001)

by John F. Marshall

add-on interest—after-tax yield serve in 1989. In the case of swaps and other off—balance sheet positions, it is a percentage of the notional principal and is intended to provide for an increase in market risk that might occur over time.

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

tasks may only be an add-on to an otherwise synthetic syllabus that is based on a selection of topics and/or linguistic structures. Here tasks are an important but not the ...

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The Sims is kind of an interesting case because we had all these expansion packs. We were able to incrementally add on and explore without invading the core dynamic or the core game play. (Will Wright)
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