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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. Anything added; increase; augmentation; as, a piazza is an
        addition to a building.
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     3. (Math.) That part of arithmetic which treats of adding
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     4. (Mus.) A dot at the right side of a note as an indication
        that its sound is to be lengthened one half. [R.]
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     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.
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     6. (Her.) Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of
        honor; -- opposed to abatement.
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     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.
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     Syn: Increase; accession; augmentation; appendage; adjunct.
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