additional

adjective
ad·​di·​tion·​al | \ -ˈdish-nəl, -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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The questionnaire is designed with 120 variables including bathtub installation, additional shelving, and whether a wall needs to come down. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "This Renovation Start-Up Wants To Deliver Your New Bathroom To You," 17 Dec. 2018 Updated at 12:50 PM Hawaii time with some additional details about Lenovo. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx for PCs aims to overcome the performance gap," 6 Dec. 2018 In the hours following the happy news, additional details were made public. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Having a Boy or a Girl?," 22 Oct. 2018 Uber also has plans to create their own hardware, but Dookeran couldn’t share any additional details. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Uber launches electric scooter service," 3 Oct. 2018 The Curiosity rover is providing additional details of Mars' methane, scientists confirmed Thursday. Fox News, "Massive Mars discovery: Organic molecules 'fundamental to our search for life' found by NASA rover," 2 Oct. 2018 In fact, one of Richmond’s client’s from fifteen years ago was able to recall additional details of her rape that took place nearly two decades ago. Maria Kari, Allure, "Christine Blasey Ford Confronted Her Traumatic Past, Now I’m Confronting Mine," 1 Oct. 2018 Your cell carrier will want a piece of that pie, too, and will probably add an additional charge for that cell access. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "Buyer's Guide: How To Decide Between an Apple Watch and a Fitbit," 20 Dec. 2018 Toss pasta with lemon juice and then sour cream and ¼ cup reserved pasta water, adding additional pasta water if pasta seems dry. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Creamy Broccolini Pasta with Chile Breadcrumbs," 19 Dec. 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of additional

: extra entry 1 We needed additional time to finish.

Other Words from additional

additionally \ -​ē \ adverb

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