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 According to the Daily Mail, $75,000 in additional reward money is being offered by outside people or groups. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, "Wounded hero LA County sheriff's deputy identified, was librarian before joining police force," 15 Sep. 2020 Few details had been released about the case, but law enforcement encouraged the public to call with any tips or additional information. Elaine Aradillas,, "Missing Ala. College Student Found Dead Nearly 1 Week After Mother Pleaded: 'I Want My Child Back’," 15 Sep. 2020 For additional information, call 513-768-6796 or visit online at Tom Cooney And Crystal Faulkner, The Enquirer, "BusinessWise: Vacation home buying in the new normal," 14 Sep. 2020 Find additional information at Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "New Shelby Mustang is 'stunning perfection' at $298,000," 13 Sep. 2020 She's already told organizations not to expect additional tax money due to more pressing financial obligations. Star Tribune, "Pandemic's toll on tourism hits Duluth hard," 12 Sep. 2020 The department has paid $10.6 billion in benefits since the start of the pandemic, much of it the additional money provided by Congress. Ryan Randazzo, The Arizona Republic, "As thousands of jobless Arizonans wait, Democrats call on state to pay some jobless benefits now," 11 Sep. 2020 Call the church office at 860-742-1616 for additional information., "Community News For The Windham Edition," 11 Sep. 2020 For additional information or reservations, please call The Recreation Center at Bear Branch at 281-210-3950 or email Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Township News & Notes: Woodlands named a film-friendly community," 11 Sep. 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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18 Sep 2020

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“Additional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 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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