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"plus" in British English

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pluspreposition

uk   /plʌs/  us   /plʌs/
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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pluspreposition, conjunction

uk   /plʌs/  us   /plʌs/
B1 and also: There will be two ​adultstravelling, 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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  • We're taking Phil's ​luggage, plus Annie's.
  • There'll be Jenny and Darren, plus Mike and Sean.
  • We'll need a ​washingmachine and ​cooker, plus a new ​bed.
  • Skiing would be too ​expensive, plus Susie doesn't like the ​cold.
  • Steve won't be around to ​help us, plus we're ​movinghouse around that ​time.

plusnoun [C]

uk   /plʌs/  us   /plʌs/
  • plus noun [C] (ADVANTAGE)

B2 (plural pluses or plusses) informal an ​advantage or a good ​feature: Your ​teachingexperience 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

plusadjective

uk   /plʌs/  us   /plʌs/
  • 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 ​amountmentioned: temperatures of 40 plus Those ​carscost £20,000 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 ​slightlyhigher than the ​statedmark: I got C plus/C+ for my ​essay.
(Definition of plus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"plus" in American English

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pluspreposition

 us   /plʌs/ (symbol +)
  • plus preposition (ADDITION)

added to, or and in ​addition: Six plus four is ten. That will be $16.99, plus ​tax.

plusnoun [C]

 us   /plʌs/ (plural pluses or plusses)
  • plus noun [C] (ADVANTAGE)

an ​advantage or a good ​feature: Yourteachingexperience will be a plus in this ​job.

plusconjunction

 us   /plʌs/
  • plus conjunction (ADDITION)

and also: The four of us, plus my son’s ​girlfriend, went out to ​dinner.

plusadjective [not gradable]

 us   /plʌs/ (symbol +)
A ​mark such as B-plus (B+) or C-plus (C+) given to a student’s ​workmeans that the ​work is ​slightlybetter than if it were given the B or C ​mark.
(Definition of plus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"plus" in Business English

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pluspreposition

uk   us   /plʌs/
used to say that one ​amount or ​number is being ​added to another: The ​apartmentcosts $900 a month, plus $100 for the ​parkingspace. You will get twenty-five days ​paidleaveperyear, plus ​bankholidays. He will be ​asked to ​repay the ​damages and ​costsawarded plus ​interest.
and also: Most campsites have shower ​facilities, plus a ​smallstore and cafe where you can ​stock up on ​supplies.
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plus or minus sth
used to say that the ​numberstated may be more or less by a particular ​amount: The survey's ​margin of ​error is plus or ​minus three ​percentagepoints.

plusnoun [C]

uk   us   /plʌs/
(plural plusses, or pluses) an ​advantage or a good ​feature: Choice and ​control are two of the ​big pluses of their consumer-directed ​plan.
(also plus sign) the + ​sign, written between two ​numbers to show that they should be ​added together
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plusadjective

uk   us   /plʌs/
[after noun] more than the ​number or ​amountstated: Those ​carscost £15,000 plus.
[before noun] used to show that something is an ​advantage or a good ​feature: a plus factor/point US ski ​resorts have plenty of ​big plus ​points, such as ​reliablenaturalsnow and some of the best ski schools in the ​world. On the plus ​side, ​sales are ​picking up and it is also debt-free at last.
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(Definition of plus from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “plus”
in Korean 더하기, 더욱이, 게다가…
in Arabic زائد, أيْضًا…
in Malaysian tambah…
in French plus…
in Russian плюс, а также, вдобавок…
in Chinese (Traditional) 加,加上…
in Italian più, in più…
in Turkish artı, ilaveten, artı olarak…
in Polish plus, oraz…
in Spanish más…
in Vietnamese cộng…
in Portuguese mais, além…
in Thai เพิ่มเข้าไป…
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…
in Indonesian tambah…
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