additional

adjective
ad·​di·​tion·​al | \ -ˈdish-nəl How to pronounce additional (audio) , -ˈdi-shə-nᵊl\

Definition of additional

: more than is usual or expected : added additional information

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Synonyms for additional

Synonyms

added, another, else, farther, fresh, further, more, other

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Examples of additional in a Sentence

Larger windows will require additional work, but the additional light they will provide may be worth the extra trouble. there turned out to be additional reasons for her unauthorized absence

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This time, the legislature gave the gaming board an $8 million budget increase, plus as much as $20 million in additional funding to handle its growing portfolio, which now includes sports gambling, six new casinos and racinos. Jason Grotto, ProPublica, "Illinois Is Poised to Become the Gambling Capital of the Midwest," 10 June 2019 The comments came one day after NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said the agency would be unable to meet the 2024 deadline to put astronauts on the moon unless Congress approves Trump's request for additional funding. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, "The moon is... part of Mars? Social media thrown off by Trump's NASA tweet," 7 June 2019 The announcement comes as the agency is trying to return humans to the moon by 2024, a crash mission that officials said would require significant additional funding. Christian Davenport, Washington Post, "NASA to allow private citizens to fly to the International Space Station," 7 June 2019 The policy change is meant to help the space agency raise additional funding and reduce its own operating expenses. Chris Morris, Fortune, "NASA Reverses Course On Space Tourism, Opens ISS To Private Astronauts, Companies," 7 June 2019 The announcement comes as the agency is trying to return humans to the moon by 2024, a crash mission that officials said would require significant additional funding. Christian Davenport, Anchorage Daily News, "NASA to allow private citizens to fly to the International Space Station," 7 June 2019 Federal officials have asked Congress for billions of dollars in additional funding, fearing the shelter program could run out of money this month. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "The Trump Administration Is Cutting Funding for Education, Legal Services, and Recreation Activities at Migrant Youth Shelters," 6 June 2019 Versions of the legislation stalled in Congress for months, as Republican lawmakers were initially wary of supporting additional hurricane recovery funding for Puerto Rico, which Mr. Trump vehemently opposed until recently. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, "Trump signs long-delayed $19.1 billion disaster aid package," 6 June 2019 If City Council responds, all this momentum may translate into funds in the city’s next budget and additional dollars for proven nonprofits that can reduce domestic violence. Elaine Ayala, ExpressNews.com, "Castro, Doggett announce town hall on domestic violence in San Antonio," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of additional

1563, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for additional

addition + -al entry 1

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The first known use of additional was in 1563

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additional

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of additional

: more than is usual or expected

additional

adjective
ad·​di·​tion·​al | \ ə-ˈdi-shə-nᵊl How to pronounce additional (audio) \

Kids Definition of additional

: extra entry 1 We needed additional time to finish.

Other Words from additional

additionally \ -​ē \ adverb

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