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


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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Check back for additional details — ECCFPD (@ECCFPD) August 7, 2019 Pete Grieve is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Pete Grieve,, "Evacuation order lifted for Oakley vegetation fire," 7 Aug. 2019 His first sentence got him a mandatory 10 years minimum followed by additional, consecutive time. Don Reid,, "Ex-Michigan inmate credits release to dog training program," 6 Aug. 2019 Miami-Dade police are investigating the shooting and have yet to provide any additional details. Sydney Scott, Essence, "Pregnant Rapper Yung Miami Of City Girls Targeted In Drive-By Shooting," 6 Aug. 2019 After releasing his three books about Star Wars, Rinzler stayed in touch with the people at 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm, which ended up commissioned additional, similar behind-the-scenes books. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "J.W. Rinzler’s The Making of Alien is the definitive story of the classic horror film," 4 Aug. 2019 Ebrard offered no additional details in the short video. Rafael Carranza, azcentral, "Mexican government says it will sue U.S. over mass shooting in El Paso," 4 Aug. 2019 No additional details about the incident have been released. Casey Smith, Indianapolis Star, "Divers recover man's body from Geist Reservoir," 3 Aug. 2019 After additional testing, the cause of death was determined to be sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. Natalie Stone,, "Descendants 3 Honors Late Disney Star Cameron Boyce During Premiere — Watch the Emotional Tribute," 2 Aug. 2019 Schroeder was released from custody about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, pending the results of additional testing. Mara H. Gottfried, Twin Cities, "Delta pilot, suspected of being under influence of alcohol, arrested at MSP," 31 July 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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English Language Learners Definition of additional

: more than is usual or expected


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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Comments on additional

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a usually brief trip or an expedition

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