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 for addition
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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a component that is added to something to improve it; "the
           addition of a bathroom was a major improvement"; "the
           addition of cinnamon improved the flavor" [syn: addition,
           add-on, improver]
      2: 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" [ant: deduction, subtraction]
      3: 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" [syn: addition, increase, gain]
      4: something added to what you already have; "the librarian
         shelved the new accessions"; "he was a new addition to the
         staff" [syn: accession, addition]
      5: a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future
         residential area
      6: 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" [syn: summation,
         addition, plus]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ADDITION. Whatever is added to a man's name by way of title, as additions of
  estate, mystery, or place. 10 Went. Plead. 871; Salk. 6; 2 Lord Ray. 988; :1
  WUS. 244, 5.
       2. Additions of an estate or quality are esquire, gentleman, and the
  like; these titles can however be claimed by none, and may be assumed by any
  one.  In Nash v. Battershy (2 Lord Ray. 986 6 Mod. 80,) the plaintiff
  declared with the addition of gentleman.  The defendant pleaded in abatement
  that the plaintiff was no gentleman. The plaintiff demurred, and it was
  held ill; for, said the court, it amounts to a confession that the plaintiff
  is no gentleman, and then not the person named in the count.  He should have
  replied that he is a gentleman.
       3. Additions of mystery are such as scrivener, painter, printer,
  manufacturer, &c.
       4. Additions of places are descriptions by the place of residence, as
  A. B. of Philadelphia and the like. See Bac. Ab. b. t.; Doct. Pl. 71; 2 Vin.
  Abr. 77; 1 Lilly's Reg. 39; 1 Metc. R. 151.
       5. At common law there was no need of addition in any case, 2 Lord Ray.
  988; it was, required only by Stat. 1 H. 5. c. 5, in cases where process of
  outlawry lies.  In all other cases it is only a description of the person,
  and common reputation is sufficient. 2 Lord Ray. 849.  No addition is
  necessary in a Homine Replegiando. 2 Lord Ray. 987; Salk. 5; 1 Wils. 244, 6;
  6 Rep. 67.

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