|1.||[ noun ] a component that is added to something to improve it|
"the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement" "the addition of cinammon improved the flavor"
|Related terms:||component additive attachment afterthought elongation softener annex better|
|2.||[ noun ] the act of adding one thing to another|
"the addition of flowers created a pleasing effect" "the addition of a leap day every four years"
|Related terms:||subtraction increase fluoridation retrofit add|
|3.||[ noun ] something added to what you have already|
"the librarian shelved the new accessions" "he was a new addition to the staff"
|4.||[ noun ] a quantity that is added|
"there was an addition to property taxes this year" "they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks"
|Related terms:||indefinite_quantity accretion increase|
|5.||[ noun ] (housing,geography) a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area|
|6.||[ noun ] (mathematics) the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers|
"the summation of four and three gives seven" "four plus three equals seven"
|Related terms:||arithmetic_operation total|