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[ad] /æd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to unite or join so as to increase the number, quantity, size, or importance:
to add two cups of sugar; to add a postscript to her letter; to add insult to injury.
2.
to find the sum of (often followed by up):
Add this column of figures. Add up the grocery bills.
3.
to say or write further.
4.
to include (usually followed by in):
Don't forget to add in the tip.
verb (used without object)
5.
to perform the arithmetic operation of addition:
children learning to add and subtract.
6.
to be or serve as an addition (usually followed by to):
His illness added to the family's troubles.
noun
7.
Journalism. copy added to a completed story.
Verb phrases
8.
add up to, to signify; indicate:
The evidence adds up to a case of murder.
Idioms
9.
add up,
  1. to make the desired, expected, or correct total:
    These figures don't add up right.
  2. to seem reasonable or consistent; be in harmony or accord:
    Some aspects of the story didn't add up.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English adden < Latin addere, equivalent to ad- ad- + -dere to put (combining form; see do1)
Related forms
addable, addible, adjective
addedly, adverb
misadd, verb
readd, verb (used with object)
unaddable, adjective
unadded, adjective
unaddible, adjective
Can be confused
ad, add, odd.
addable, edible.
adds, ads, adz.
Synonyms
1. affix, append, attach, adjoin. 2. total, sum.
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Examples from the web for adding
  • We reduced the boiling water to a simmer and began adding the ingredients.
  • Some researchers have tried adding calcium back into the forests to speed recovery.
  • The clay is dried and strengthened by adding finely pulverized pottery shards before pots are shaped, painted and fired.
  • She is considering adding a donkey to her household.
  • adding external speakers allows pedestrians to hear the noise too.
  • The manufacturers were adding methanol, a toxic industrial alcohol, to the mix.
  • It has no way of adding the extra matter needed to provide the extra density.
  • To keep the yuan down, the central bank will end up adding more dollars to its stockpile, not fewer.
  • However, adding other negative factors such as poor governance and corruption matters are further complicated.
  • And foreclosures intensify house-price falls by adding to the stock of unsold houses.
British Dictionary definitions for adding

adding

/ˈædɪŋ/
noun
1.
an act or instance of addition
adjective
2.
of, for, or relating to addition
3.
(in systemic grammar) denoting a bound clause that qualifies the meaning of an antecedent noun rather than of the sentence as a whole Compare contingency (sense 4)

add

/æd/
verb
1.
to combine (two or more numbers or quantities) by addition
2.
(transitive) foll by to. to increase (a number or quantity) by another number or quantity using addition
3.
(transitive) often foll by to. to join (something) to something else in order to increase the size, quantity, effect, or scope; unite (with): to add insult to injury
4.
(intransitive) foll by to. to have an extra and increased effect (on): her illness added to his worries
5.
(transitive) to say or write further
6.
(transitive) foll by in. to include
noun
7.
(informal) an instance of adding someone to one's list of contacts on a social networking site, esp MySpace: Thanks for the add!
See also add up
Word Origin
C14: from Latin addere, literally: to put to, from ad- to + -dere to put

ADD

abbreviation
1.
attention deficit disorder
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Word Origin and History for adding

add

v.

late 14c., "to join or unite (something to something else)," from Latin addere "add to, join, attach, place upon," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + -dere comb. form meaning "to put, place," from dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). Meaning "to do sums, do addition" also is from late 14c. Related: Added; adding. To add up "make sense" is from 1942.

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adding in Medicine

ADD abbr.
attention deficit disorder

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adding in Science
ADD  
Abbreviation of attention deficit disorder
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Related Abbreviations for adding

ADD

  1. Administration on Developmental Disabilities
  2. attention deficit disorder
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