The act of adding two or more things together; - opposed to subtraction or diminution. Anything added; increase; augmentation; as, a piazza is an addition to a building.
- (Math.) That part of arithmetic which treats of adding numbers.
- (Mus.) A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half.
- (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. There are four kinds of additions: Estates, yeoman, gentleman, or esquire; Degree, knight, baron, earl, marquis, or duke; Trade, scrivener, painter, smith, or carpenter; and Residence. (Her.) Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honor; - opposed to abatement.
Syn. - Increase; accession; augmentation; appendage; adjunct.
- n. Whatever is added to a man's name by way of title, as additions of estate, mystery, or place. Additions of an estate or quality are esquire, gentleman, and the like; these titles can however be claimed by none, ...