: being or able to be added to and enclosed within an existing system (such as a computer)
add-in hardware
add-in noun

Examples of add-in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a one-pot solution for the turkey and snippets of leftover vegetables, French Laundry chef Thomas Keller’s Turkey Casserole uses it all — and an add-in or two — to create an entirely different, memorable meal. Julie Giuffrida, Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2023 The brand’s monthly cocktail kits amp up the average tipple with add-ins like infusion oils, aromatic bitters and even accompanying Spotify playlists. Leigh-Ann Jackson, wsj.com, 24 Oct. 2023 Just make sure your add-ins are about the size of your macaroni. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 20 July 2023 All ingredients mixed quickly in this extra-large ice cream maker, and the add-ins were incorporated thoroughly. Laura Denby, Peoplemag, 6 July 2023 Upgrade traditional chicken salad with crunchy add-ins like pecans, Granny Smith apples, celery, and red onion. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 21 June 2023 Flavor the egg salad with mustard, cayenne pepper, and other add-ins. 03 Tomato Carbonara Brighten up a heavy pasta dish with fresh-from-the-farmers'-market cherry tomatoes. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 21 June 2023 While totes are generally easy to smush down or lie flat as the last add-in to a packed suitcase, this Frances Valentine fisherman's tote saves even more space by collapsing down into a neat, thin disk. Madison Flager, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 June 2023 Inspired by the recipe on the box of Chex cereals, this variation changes up the add-ins slightly and leans heavily on the Worcestershire sauce for punch. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 10 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of add-in was in 1980

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“Add-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/add-in. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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