• The act of adding anything.
  • Anything that is added.
  • The arithmetic operation of adding.
  • A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half.
  • A title annexed to a person's name to identify him or her more precisely, as in "John Doe, Esq.", "Robert Dale, Mason", "Thomas Way, of New York".
  • Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honour; opposed to abatement.


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  • Sense of “what is added” dates from 14th century, from Middle English addicioun, addition, from Old French adition, from Latin additiōnem, accusative singular of additiō, from addō.

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