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


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 additional, ongoing probes come just as Tesla and Musk have turned in the company’s first profitable quarter in two years. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Tesla subpoenaed in the SEC’s Model 3 investigation," 2 Nov. 2018 The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh's fundraiser will help with medical bills, psychological services, and additional security throughout the community. Temi Adebowale, Town & Country, "How To Help Victims of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting," 29 Oct. 2018 Residents in Kirkland, Redmond, Mill Creek, Auburn, Federal Way, Algona and unincorporated King and Snohomish counties may place a double load on their next service day at no additional charge, Waste Management said. Paige Cornwell, The Seattle Times, "Garbage pickups resume, calls for energy restraint end in Puget Sound region as natural gas from Canada resumes flowing," 11 Oct. 2018 Transfer to a bowl and toss with additional red pepper and scallions if desired. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Korean-Style Beef and Apple Lettuce Cups," 9 Oct. 2018 Prosecutors said that 29-year-old Chase Bishop could face additional charges depending on the results of a blood alcohol analysis. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "FBI agent who accidentally fired gun while dancing charged with assault," 2 Oct. 2018 Tests for additional, specific conditions are available, as well. Jennifer Gerson, Marie Claire, "I'm Having Trouble Getting Pregnant—Should I Undergo Genetic Testing?," 1 Oct. 2018 According to Felt, signing in to sync requires an additional step, which then uploads your browsing history to Google devices. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Here's a way to help protect your browser from Google Chrome's latest privacy snafu," 24 Sep. 2018 But here are two additional, and more encouraging, scenarios. Glenn Ruffenach, WSJ, "What’s a QCD—and Why Taxpayers Need to Know the Answer Now," 23 Sep. 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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English Language Learners Definition of additional

: more than is usual or expected


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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