ad·​di·​tion·​al ə-ˈdi-sh(ə-)nəl How to pronounce additional (audio)
: more than is usual or expected : added
additional information

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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Word History


addition + -al entry 1

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of additional was in 1563

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“Additional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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ad·​di·​tion·​al ə-ˈdish-nəl How to pronounce additional (audio)
: being an addition : extra

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