plus sign


Definition of plus sign

: a sign + denoting addition or a positive quantity

Examples of plus sign in a Sentence

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The plus signs are for leading the target if the tank is moving at certain, predetermined speeds. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "German Army Uses Toy Tanks to Train Kurdish Fighters," 24 Mar. 2016 Tap the plus sign in the upper right hand corner, select photoschemer, and use the camera feature to take a picture of your favorite room. House Beautiful, "Create the Perfect Palette with the ColorSchemer App," 11 Feb. 2013 Another measure users of Gmail and some other services can take is to append a unique string containing a plus sign and a domain to an existing email address. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "How to protect yourself from megabreaches like the one that hit Ticketfly," 4 June 2018 In the top left corner, click the plus sign to create your own. Josie Colt, WIRED, "How to Set Away Messages on Your Phone," 29 May 2018 Get more information about each school by clicking the green plus sign. Adelaide Chen,, "Searchable database: Florida private schools that received vouchers," 18 Oct. 2017 Fans can also score the chance to win tickets to a Maroon 5 show of their choice plus signed merchandise by putting themselves on the cover of Red Pills Blues and sharing it across their socials. Dave Quinn,, "Maroon 5 Debuted Their ‘Snap-Inspired Cover’ for Their New Album on (Where Else) Snapchat," 5 Oct. 2017 The building was an imposing postwar brick behemoth shaped like a plus sign with wings extending in each geographical direction. Jaime Lowe, Esquire, "They Called it Seclusion, I Called it Solitary Confinement," 26 Sep. 2017 Here's how to save more: SavingStar: Activate offers by clicking on a plus sign and then go shopping at participating stores. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Stop missing out on cashback earnings on groceries and more," 11 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of plus sign

1826, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of plus sign was in 1826

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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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