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Definition of ADDITION

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Addition \Ad*di"tion\, n. [F. addition, L. additio, fr. addere to add.]
     1. The act of adding two or more things together; -- opposed to {subtraction} or {diminution}. "This endless addition or addibility of numbers." --Locke. [1913 Webster]

     2. Anything added; increase; augmentation; as, a piazza is an addition to a building. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Math.) That part of arithmetic which treats of adding numbers. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Mus.) A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half. [R.] [1913 Webster]

     5. (Law) A title annexed to a man's name, to identify him more precisely; as, John Doe, Esq.; Richard Roe, Gent.; Robert Dale, Mason; Thomas Way, of New York; a mark of distinction; a title. [1913 Webster]

     6. (Her.) Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honor; -- opposed to {abatement}. [1913 Webster]

     {Vector addition} (Geom.), that kind of addition of two lines, or vectors, AB and BC, by which their sum is regarded as the line, or vector, AC. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Increase; accession; augmentation; appendage; adjunct. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

271 Moby Thesaurus words for "addition": Anschluss, L, access, accession, accessory, accident, accidental, accompaniment, accord, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, acquirement, acquisition, addenda, addendum, adding, additament, additionally, additive, additory, additum, adjunct, adjuvant, advance, affairs, affiliation, affinity, agglomeration, aggrandizement, aggregation, agreement, alliance, also, amalgamation, ampliation, amplification, annex, annexation, appanage, appendage, appendant, appendix, appreciation, approximation, appurtenance, appurtenant, as well, as well as, ascent, assemblage, assimilation, association, attachment, attainment, augment, augmentation, auxiliary, ballooning, besides, beyond, blend, blending, bloating, bond, boom, boost, broadening, buildup, cabal, cartel, centralization, closeness, coalescence, coalition, coda, collateral, combination, combine, combining, combo, coming by, complement, composition, concomitant, confederacy, confederation, congeries, conglomeration, conjugation, conjunction, connectedness, connection, consolidation, conspiracy, contiguity, contingency, contingent, continuation, contrariety, corollary, crescendo, dealings, deduction, deployment, development, differentiation, disjunction, dispersion, division, dragging down, earnings, ecumenism, edema, elevation, ell, embodiment, encompassment, enlargement, enosis, equation, evolution, expansion, extension, extra, extrapolation, fanning out, federalization, federation, filiation, fixture, flare, flood, furthermore, fusion, gain, gaining, getting, getting hold of, greatening, growth, gush, happenstance, hike, hiking, homology, hookup, in addition, in addition to, incidental, inclusion, incorporation, increase, increment, inessential, inflation, integration, intercourse, interpolation, intimacy, into the bargain, inversion, involution, joining, jump, junction, junta, league, leap, liaison, link, linkage, linking, magnification, making, marriage, meld, melding, mere chance, merger, moneygetting, moneygrubbing, moneymaking, moreover, mounting, multiplication, mutual attraction, nearness, nonessential, not-self, notation, obtainment, obtention, offshoot, other, over and above, package, package deal, pendant, practice, procural, procurance, procuration, procurement, productiveness, proliferation, propinquity, proportion, proximity, putting together, raise, raising, rapport, reckoning, reduction, reinforcement, relatedness, relation, relations, relationship, rider, rise, secondary, securement, side effect, side issue, similarity, snowballing, solidification, splay, spread, spreading, subsidiary, subtraction, summation, summing-up, superaddition, supplement, surge, swelling, sympathy, syncretism, syndication, syneresis, synthesis, tailpiece, tie, tie-in, tie-up, to boot, too, transformation, trover, tumescence, undergirding, unessential, unification, union, uniting, up, upping, upsurge, upswing, uptrend, upturn, waxing, wedding, widening, wing, winning


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