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ADD Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    ADD n : a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders [syn: attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, hyperkinetic syndrome, minimal brain dysfunction, minimal brain damage, MBD] v
  1. make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, zise or scope of; "We added two students to that dorm room"; "She added a personal note to her letter"; "Add insult to injury"; "Add some extra plates to the dinner table" [ant: take away}]
  2. state or say further; "`It doesn't matter,' he supplied" [syn: append, supply]
  3. bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program" [syn: lend, impart, bestow, contribute, bring]
  4. make an addition by combining numbers; "Add 27 and 49, please!" [syn: add together] [ant: subtract]
  5. determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town" [syn: total, tot, tot up, sum, sum up, summate, tote up, add together, tally, add up]
  6. constitute an addition; "This paper will add to her reputation"
Add Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Add \Add\, v. i.
  1. To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase; as, it adds to our anxiety. ``I will add to your yoke.'' --1 Kings xii. 14.
  2. To perform the arithmetical operation of addition; as, he adds rapidly.
Add Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Add \Add\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Added; p. pr. & vb. n. Adding.] [L. addere; ad + dare to give, put. Cf. Date, 220 dictd 1.11.2/rf on FreeBSD 8.1-STABLE <>
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Add'

Addition is a mathematical operation that represents combining collections of objects together into a larger collection. It is signified by the plus sign (+). For example, in the picture on the right, there are 3 + 2 apples—meaning three apples and two other apples—which is the same as five apples. Therefore, 3 + 2 = 5. Besides counting fruits, addition can also represent combining other physical and abstract quantities using different kinds of numbers: negative numbers, fractions, irrational numbers, vectors, decimals and more.

Addition follows several important patterns. It is commutative, meaning that order does not matter, and it is associative, meaning that when one adds more than two numbers, order in which addition is performed does not matter (see Summation). Repeated addition of 1 is the same as counting; addition of 0 does not change a number. Addition also obeys predictable rules concerning related operations such as subtraction and multiplication. All of these rules can be proven, starting with the addition of natural numbers and generalizing up through the real numbers and beyond. General binary operations that continue these patterns are studied in abstract algebra.

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* Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself. - H.L. Mencken

* I have a prejudice against people who print things in a foreign language and add no translation. When I am the reader, and the other considers me able to do the translating myself, he pays me the quite a nice compliment-- but if he would do the translating for me I would try to get along without the compliment. (A Tramp Abroad,1880) - Mark Twain

* Find a job you like and you add five days to every week. - H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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  • IPO ETF to Add Ally Financial
    The Renaissance IPO ETF (NYSEArca: IPO) will add Ally Financial (NYSE: ALLY), the former unit of unit of General Motors (NYSE: GM) that went public last week, to its lineup. The $29.2 million IPO, which ... Read more on this news related to 'Add'
  • Chevrolet will add small Trax crossover to lineup in 2015
    Chevrolet announced at the New York auto show on Tuesday that it will add the small Trax crossover to its lineup sometime next year. Read more on this news related to 'Add'
  • Hallowell road could be closed five months for turnpike bridge project
    The project may add to confusion on roads expected to be dominated by natural gas crews and could lead the city to put off planned paving projects. Read more on this news related to 'Add'

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