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"addition" in British English

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additionnoun

uk   /əˈdɪʃ.ən/ us   /əˈdɪʃ.ən/
B2 [U] the process of adding numbers or amounts together: Twice a week the children are tested in basic mathematical skills such as addition (= calculating the total of different numbers put together) and subtraction.
in addition (to)
B1 as well (as): In addition to his apartment in Manhattan, he has a villa in Italy and a castle in Scotland.
B2 [C] something that has been added to something else: A secretary would be a welcome/useful addition to our staff.humorous I hear you're expecting a small addition to the family (= you are going to have a baby)!
[C] the act of adding a substance or thing to something else: Most working environments are improved by the addition of (= by adding) a few plants and pictures.
[C] US UK extension a new part added to a house or other building: We're building an addition to our house.

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(Definition of addition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"addition" in American English

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additionnoun

us   /əˈdɪʃ·ən/
  • addition noun (CALCULATION)

mathematics [U] the process of calculating the total of a group of numbers: [U] We learn addition and subtraction in first and second grade.
  • addition noun (INCREASE)

[C/U] the joining of something to something else to make it larger or more important, or the person or thing that joins something: [C] Harold is the newest addition to our staff.
(Definition of addition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"addition" in Business English

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additionnoun

uk   /əˈdɪʃən/ us  
[C] something extra that is added to something: an addition to sth The company provides a compensation package which amounts to an addition to the employee's salary.
[U] the act of adding something to something else: the addition of sth to sth The addition of women to the board was a deliberate diversity strategy.
[C] US UK extension a new part added to a building: an addition to/on sth The commissioners plan to build an addition on the front of the building.
in addition to sth
used for saying that something else exists or is included: In addition to movies, the company also published magazines.
(Definition of addition from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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