Definition of “plus” - English Dictionary

“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 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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plusnoun [ C ]

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plusadjective

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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 £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 slightly higher than the stated mark:

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:

Your teaching experience 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 +

plus adjective [ not gradable ] (ADDITION)

A mark such as B-plus (B+) or C-plus (C+) given to a student’s work means that the work is slightly better 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 /plʌs/ us

used to say that one amount or number is being added to another:

The apartment costs $900 a month, plus $100 for the parking space.
You will get twenty-five days paid leave per year, plus bank holidays.
He will be asked to repay the damages and costs awarded plus interest.

and also:

Most campsites have shower facilities, plus a small store and cafe where you can stock up on supplies.
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plus or minus sth

used to say that the number stated may be more or less by a particular amount:

The survey's margin of error is plus or minus three percentage points.

plusnoun [ C ]

uk /plʌs/ us

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 /plʌs/ us

[ after noun ] more than the number or amount stated:

Those cars cost £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 reliable natural snow 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)