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

Example Sentences

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 Nearly $3 billion in additional security aid for Ukraine was funded through a separate program called the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative this fall, so another 18 HIMARS units could be purchased through longer-term contracts. Cristina Larue, Arkansas Online, 15 Nov. 2022 Dealerships tend to charge higher interest rates and additional fees to compensate for these riskier borrowers. Elizabeth Rivelli, Car and Driver, 15 Nov. 2022 The Biden administration plans to request billions of dollars in additional funds for the U.S. coronavirus response before the year ends, the Washington Post reports. Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Nov. 2022 People of color and women in general feel pressured to pursue additional degrees to offset racial and gender discrimination, Seamster said. Marc Ramirez, USA TODAY, 15 Nov. 2022 The Biden administration hopes that Congress will tack additional dollars onto an omnibus bill, including aid for Ukraine, coronavirus relief and disaster assistance, among other priorities. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 15 Nov. 2022 Underneath the spiral stair, a table with stools from Serena & Lily creates an additional resting space. Carisha Swanson, House Beautiful, 15 Nov. 2022 The teacher in question has not been identified by PfISD, nor has the district provided any additional context surrounding the conversation. Andi Babineau, CNN, 15 Nov. 2022 Others are joking about how lost advertiser revenue could easily overwhelm any additional money brought in from Blue subscribers buying blue checkmarks. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 10 Nov. 2022 See More

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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 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition



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

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