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plus

preposition uk   /plʌs/ us  
A2 added to: What is six plus four? The rent will be £175 a week, plus (= added to the cost of) gas and electricity.
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preposition, conjunction uk   /plʌs/ us  
B1 and also: There will be two adults travelling, plus three children. informal Let's not go on holiday in August - it'll be too hot - plus it'll be more expensive.
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plus

noun [C] uk   /plʌs/ us  

plus noun [C] (ADVANTAGE)

B2 ( plural pluses or plusses) informal an advantage or a good feature: Your teaching experience will be a plus in this job.
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plus noun [C] (ADDITION SIGN)

( also plus sign) the (+) sign, written between two numbers to show that they should be added together

plus

adjective uk   /plʌs/ us  

plus adjective (ADDITION)

[before noun] A plus number or amount is more than zero: Plus 8 is eight more than zero. The temperature is expected to be no more than plus two (degrees). [after noun] more than the number or amount mentioned: temperatures of 40 plus Those cars cost £15,000 plus. [after noun] used by teachers after a letter, such as B or C, to show that the standard of a piece of work is slightly higher than the stated mark: I got C plus/C+ for my essay.

plus adjective (ADVANTAGE)

[before noun] informal A plus point is an advantage: The house is near the sea, which is a plus factor for us. UK The fact that the flight goes from our nearest airport is a real plus point.
Translations of “plus”
in Korean 더하기, 더욱이, 게다가…
in Arabic زائد, أيْضًا…
in French plus…
in Turkish artı, ilaveten, artı olarak…
in Italian più, in più…
in Chinese (Traditional) 加,加上…
in Russian плюс, а также, вдобавок…
in Polish plus, oraz…
in Spanish más…
in Portuguese mais, além…
in German plus…
in Catalan més, a més de…
in Japanese ~を足して, ~に加えて…
in Chinese (Simplified) 加,加上…
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