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

Definition of additional

: more than is usual or expected : added additional information

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Cleveland Heights can anticipate about $400,000 to provide assistance to 200-250 additional households for up to three months, based on need and income eligibility, Community Development Block Grant program coordinator Brian Iorio told council. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "Refining the dining: Cleveland Heights relaxes outdoor reg’s, cuts red tape for restaurants during COVID crisis," 13 July 2020 Patubo has hired additional temporary workers, many of them furloughed from other jobs, and quadrupled the shop’s inventory of outdoor items, including pots, flowers and furniture. Anna Kramer,, "For Bay Area plant shops, business blooms amid pandemic," 13 July 2020 Six additional passengers from Warren County did not test positive but were directed to quarantine, the department said on July 3. David Oliver, USA TODAY, "Three people who traveled on recent Delta flight have tested positive for COVID-19," 13 July 2020 Instead of shooting off fireworks at one downtown Carmel location after CarmelFest, the city replicated the show at two additional locations. Kaitlin Lange, The Indianapolis Star, "Carmel plans to make 3 firework shows an annual tradition. Here's what that could cost.," 13 July 2020 Edgar says additional marine fish species may already be extinct as well, although scientists cannot yet make the call. David Shiffman, Scientific American, "Smooth Handfish Extinction Marks a Sad Milestone," 13 July 2020 Being an active player for all 16 games would earn Newton an additional $700,000. Mark Inabinett |, al, "How Cam Newton can earn $6.45 million in incentives from the Patriots in 2020," 13 July 2020 The subject subsequently was detained along with two additional subjects who were waiting for him inside of the vehicle. Houston Chronicle, "West University Place Police Department weekly report," 13 July 2020 So read the back of the box, and study up on our additional tips for how to color your hair at home in the following mistake-proof guide. Maureen Choi, Glamour, "How to Dye Your Hair at Home Like a Pro," 13 July 2020

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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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1 Aug 2020

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“Additional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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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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