additional

adjective
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 Overall, the researchers said there were 343 more mass shootings in the last 15 months than would have been expected, contributing towards an additional 217 deaths and around 1,500 injuries. Robert Hart, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021 The true cost of San Diego’s summer COVID-19 surge continued to reveal itself Wednesday with 57 additional deaths listed in the county health department’s weekly update. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Sep. 2021 Lake had 289 additional deaths, Volusia had 250, Seminole had 197 and Osceola had 176. Kate Santich, orlandosentinel.com, 14 Sep. 2021 On Friday, according to the information Florida provided to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only seven additional deaths were added. Kathy Laskowski, sun-sentinel.com, 11 Sep. 2021 Fifty-four incarcerated people in Arizona have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19, with eight additional deaths under investigation. Brieanna J. Frank, The Arizona Republic, 11 Sep. 2021 The death toll in Louisiana from Hurricane Ida rose to 26 Wednesday, after health officials reported 11 additional deaths in New Orleans, mostly older people who perished from the heat. Kevin Mcgill And Melinda Deslatte, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Sep. 2021 Sharpless said models predict there could be 10,000 additional deaths from breast and colorectal cancer alone over the next decade — about a 1% increase — due to the delays in diagnosis and treatment. Li Cohen, CBS News, 9 Sep. 2021 The death toll in Louisiana from Hurricane Ida rose to 26 Wednesday after health officials reported 11 additional deaths in New Orleans, mostly older people who perished from the heat. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2021

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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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addition agent

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additional accompaniment

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19 Sep 2021

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“Additional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/additional. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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additional

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of additional

: more than is usual or expected

additional

adjective
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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