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[uh-den-duh m] /əˈdɛn dəm/
noun, plural addenda
[uh-den-duh] /əˈdɛn də/ (Show IPA),
for 1, 2; addendums for 3.
a thing to be added; an addition.
an appendix to a book.
  1. the radial distance between the tip of a gear tooth and the pitch circle of a gear or the pitch line of a rack.
    Compare dedendum.
  2. Also called addendum circle. an imaginary circle touching the tips of the teeth on a gear.
Origin of addendum
1785-95; neuter singular of Latin addendus to be added, gerundive of addere to add Unabridged
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Examples from the web for addendums
  • Be sure to review current versions of all agreements, including any addendums or renewals.
  • Otherwise, the impression she gives with her addendums is that she is unsure whether her poems can stand alone.
  • Two addendums are part of the hospital disaster drill evaluation.
British Dictionary definitions for addendums


noun (pl) -da (-də)
something added; an addition
a supplement or appendix to a book, magazine, etc
the radial distance between the major and pitch cylinders of an external screw thread
the radial distance between the pitch circle and tip of a gear tooth
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, literally: a thing to be added, neuter gerundive of addere to add
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Word Origin and History for addendums



1794, literally "something added," from Latin addendum, neuter of addendus "that which is to be added," gerundive of addere (see add (v.)). Classical plural form is addenda.

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