plus sign


Definition of plus sign

: a sign + denoting addition or a positive quantity

Examples of plus sign in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not every media company is on the plus sign bandwagon. Star Tribune, "How the plus sign won the streaming wars," 22 Dec. 2020 The birth of the plus sign goes back to the late 15th century when mathematicians moved away from presenting their work in a rhetorical way. Stephen Battaglio Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Disney+. Apple TV+. Paramount+. How the plus sign won the streaming wars," 21 Dec. 2020 Once the apps are wiggling, click on the plus sign on the top left-hand corner. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "How to Customize Your iPhone Home Screen and Make It Totally Unique," 2 Dec. 2020 To let Apple handle the selection process for you, go ahead and make your apps jiggle, hit the plus sign in the upper left corner, and tap Smart Stack. Brian Barrett, Wired, "How to Trick Out Your iPhone Home Screen in iOS 14," 10 Oct. 2020 Touch the plus sign on the main screen and select smart plugs and then Outdoor Plug. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, "TP-Link lights up home automation," 10 Sep. 2020 In the grand tradition of adding a plus sign to company names for the title of their streaming services, Reynolds and Mint Mobile did the same for this new destination. Nick Romano,, "Ryan Reynolds launches gag streaming platform that only streams 2003's Foolproof," 13 Aug. 2020 Then hit the small plus sign and find the image from your computer to upload it. Ellen Mcalpine, CNN Underscored, "Upgrade your Zoom calls with this virtual backgrounds package," 26 June 2020 Select Customize Controls and tap the plus sign next to Hearing. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "7 clever tech tricks you’ll use time and time again," 25 June 2020

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First Known Use of plus sign

1820, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of plus sign was in 1820

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9 Jan 2021

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“Plus sign.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of plus sign

: the symbol + used to show that a number is being added to another number or that a quantity is greater than zero

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Kids Definition of plus sign

: a sign + used in mathematics to show addition (as in 8+6=14) or a quantity greater than zero (as in +10°)

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