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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Local municipalities are stuck footing the bill for additional wear and tear on secondary roads. WSJ, "Paying Wisely for the Better Roads We Need," 15 Apr. 2019 Their reasoning was that additional testing would be required. Joseph Gedeon, The Seattle Times, "As census approaches, many Arab Americans feel left out," 14 Apr. 2019 Each additional observatory makes that equivalent telescope bigger and more sensitive. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Behind the Scenes of the First Black Hole Photo," 12 Apr. 2019 Mustafa Anabtawi received the honor for founding The Alchemist Lab, an educational center offering children in cities, remote villages, and refugee camps additional skills to help with their education, developmental needs, and confidence. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Anita Hill Delivers a Powerful Call to Action at the 2019 DVF Awards," 12 Apr. 2019 Outdoor walkways connect to a library with built-in bookshelves; a master suite with a full bath, walk-in closet, and second fireplace; and a guest building with three additional bedrooms and another full bath. Michele Petry, House Beautiful, "This Private Island in Maine Can Be All Yours—for $1.4 Million, That Is," 11 Apr. 2019 Meanwhile, additional research has shown that exposure to noise can spike blood pressure, heart rate, and the release of stress hormones. Meghan Rabbitt, Woman's Day, "How To Recapture Peace and Quiet In a Noisy World," 27 Mar. 2019 Connectivity: The All-new Kindle is Wi-Fi-only, while the Kindle Paperwhite offers a cellular option on its 32GB version for additional cost. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "Amazon's All-new Kindle for $89.99 is priced for budget users," 20 Mar. 2019 To spice up your lunge routine and reap additional strengthening benefits, give these banded gliding lateral lunges a try. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Strengthen Your Glutes and Thighs With This Lateral Lunge Variation From Celebrity Trainer Kira Stokes," 1 Mar. 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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