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Dictionary definition for: Addition

1. (n) 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"

2. (n) 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"

3. (n) 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"

4. (n) something added to what you already have; "the librarian shelved the new accessions" "he was a new addition to the staff"

5. (n) a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area

6. (n) 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"

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