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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For additional resources, visit or Aneri Pattani,, "College students train to help peers at risk for suicide, depression and more," 12 July 2018 For support outside the U.S. or additional resources please visit Jessica Fecteau,, "A PSA About Self-Harm and Substance Abuse Will Air at the End of Every Sharp Objects Episode," 11 July 2018 The additional revenue is a welcome boon at a time when the state is facing future budget challenges, including damage left by Hurricane Harvey. Allie Morris Austin Bureau, Houston Chronicle, "Oil and sales tax revenues up as Texas pulls in $2.8B more than expected," 11 July 2018 Both generate additional revenue through promotional and marketing partnerships. Suzanne Vranica, WSJ, "Fox Losing Money on World Cup Without U.S. Team," 11 July 2018 For additional resources, visit or Aneri Pattani,, "College students train to help peers at risk for suicide, depression and more," 10 July 2018 Local property taxes help fund schools nationwide, but in some places, like Massachusetts, the state steps in to provide additional resources for lower-income areas. Jack Schneider, The Atlantic, "The Problem With Generalizing About ‘America’s Schools’," 5 July 2018 On To 2050 also addressed the need for additional revenues and tolling, relieving congestion from growing truck traffic, collaboration on new freight developments, and improvements to public transit in the six-county area. Susan Demar Lafferty, Daily Southtown, "I-80 improvements deemed 'critical' in regional transportation plan," 3 July 2018 The blog Pet Loss Help has published an expansive list of bereavement resources which includes numerous pet-loss support hotlines and information about support groups in different states, as well as additional online resources. Fox News, "Why death of your pet is difficult to bear," 29 June 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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The first known use of additional was in 1563

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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 \ \ adverb

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