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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun addition:


Comparison of usage frequency between the noun addition and its most common antonym:


Addition is sometimes a misspelling of edition.

Definition of the noun addition

What does addition mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: additions

  1. a 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
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of addition: add-on / improver
    • more generic words: component / constituent / element = an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up
    • more specific words:
  2. the 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
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • antonym: subtraction
    • more generic words: increase / step-up = the act of increasing something
    • more specific words:
  3. a quantity that is added
    • example: there was an addition to property taxes this year
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonyms of addition: gain / increase
    • more generic term: indefinite quantity = an estimated quantity
    • more specific word: accretion = something contributing to growth or increase
  4. something added to what you already have
    • example: he was a new addition to the staff
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonym of addition: accession
    • more generic word: acquisition = something acquired
  5. a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area
  6. the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers


"Addition" is a musical single of DJ Ed.

  • released in (18 years ago)


  1. Addition is a mathematical operation that represents the total amount of objects together in a collection. It is signified by the plus sign. For example, in the picture on the right, there are 3 + 2 apples—meaning three apples and two apples together, which is a total of 5 apples. Therefore, 3 + 2 = 5. Besides counting fruits, addition can also represent combining other physical and abstract quantities using different kinds of objects: negative numbers, fractions, irrational numbers, vectors, decimals, functions, matrices and more.
  2. Addition: A seven-card-stud variant, in which number cards can be 'added' together to form cards of the resulting rank. If the two cards used are of the same suit, the new card has that suit; otherwise it is unsuited. Cards are combined before selecting 5 cards for a hand.

Phrases with Addition

Phrases starting with the word Addition:

  1. addition reaction
  2. Addition Polymerization

Phrases ending with the word Addition:

  1. In Addition
  2. matrix addition

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Addition

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Google previewAEPA Elementary Education (Field 01) (2011)

by Anita Price Davis

Addition is an operation that, when performed on numbers of disjoint sets (sets with different members), results in a...

Addition is a binary operation, meaning it combines only two numbers at a time to produce a third, unique number.

Google previewMathematical Analysis and Applications (2004)

An Introduction by J. V. Deshpande

Addition is an operation or a rule on the real numbers, under which, for any two real numbers x and y, we get a unique (= definite) real...

Google previewThe scholar's arithmetic (1812)

or Federal account by Daniel Adams

<£ompoim& 3C&&tiom COMPOUND ADDITION is the adding of numbers, which confift of articles of different value, as pounds, fhillings, pence, and farthings, called different denominations ; ,the operations are to be regulated by the value of ...

Google previewMath, Grade 1 (2006)

by Brighter Child

Numbers Ordinal Numbers Addition Directions: Ordinal numbers show the order in a series, such as first, Directions: Write each word on the correct line to put \ Putting numbers together is called addition. When you add two second, or third.

Google previewLinear Algebra:

by Saikia, Promode Kumar

differs from addition is the existence of inverse: for...

Z with usual addition is an abelian group exactly as Mn(F) is, with the number zero playing the role of additive identity.

Google previewEnglish Synonyms Explained (1893)

In Alphabetical Order with Copious Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers by George Crabb

Addition is an intentional mode of increasing : accession is an accidental mode : one thing is added to another, and thereby increased , but an accession takes place of itself; it is the coming or joining of one thing to another so as to increase ...

Google previewGenetic Disorders and the Fetus (2011)

Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment by Aubrey Milunsky, Jeff M. Milunsky

The second addition is the chapter that is focused on the social, legal and ...

Google previewThe scholar's arithmetic; Federal accountant ... (1816)

by Daniel Adams

COMPOUND ADDITION is the adding of numbers which consist ot Articles of different value, as pounds, shillings, pence, and farthings, called different denominations ; the operations are to be regulated by the value of the articles, which must ...

Google previewIntegrated Circuit and System Design. Power and Timing Modeling, Optimization and Simulation (2005)

15th International Workshop, PATMOS 2005, Leuven, Belgium, September 21-23, 2005, Proceedings by Vassilis Paliouras, Johan Vounckx, Diederik Verkest

Addition is the most important operation in data processing and its speed has a significant impact on the overall performance of digital circuits. Therefore, many techniques have been proposed for fast adder design. An asynchronous ...

Google previewA New Dictionary of Ancient Geography, exhibiting the modern in addition to the ancient names of places (1803)

by Charles Pye


Google previewDictionary of Chemistry (2002)

by McGraw-Hill Education

['ad,ad~sm} addition agent [PHYS CHEM] A substance added to a plating solution to change charac— teristics Of the deposited substances.

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Quotes about Addition

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Scrabble value of A1D2D2I1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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